Margret

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

1) Younger form of Margrét [1] [2] [3]

2) Short form of Margreta and Margrete [4] [5] [6] [3] [7]

3) English short form of Margaret [8]

Related Names

Margret
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Margreth
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Magret

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Margretarson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Margretardóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Margret
Genitive: Margrets
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Margret
Accusative: Margret
Dative: Margret
Genitive: Margretar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Margret
Genitive: Margretin
Partitive: Margretia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Margret
Accusative: Margreti/Margretu
Dative: Margreti/Margretu
Genitive: Margretar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Margret
Genitive: Margrets
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Margret
Genitive: Margrets

Name Day

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

20 July

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: earlier: MAHR-greht, modern: mahr-GREHT

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Denmark: appears in the baptism register of Grimstrup sogn 1661-1675 [7]

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
534 2384 534 2384 0 0
Denmark Denmark[11]
73
n.a.
73
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
89
n.a.
89 0 0
Iceland Iceland[13]
12 26
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
n.a.
n.a.
160
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Margret.


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Sydvestjysk navneskik gennem 300 år (1965)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  10. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/