Mairead Name Meaning and Origin

Mairead is a Girl name. The name is originated from ‘Greek’ origin. The baby name Mairead means “Pearl”.


Mairead Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Greek”



Mairead is a Girl name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “mah + RAYD”


Mairead Name Meaning:

Mairead is a Scottish variant of Margaret. Margaret originates in Greek language and means “pearl”. One of the most famous bearers of this name is probably the former Conservative Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher, nicknamed the “Iron Lady”. It is derived from the Greek word margarites.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Maisie, Mairead


Famous people with this name:

Mairead McKinley, Irish actress;

Mairead Nesbitt, American fiddler with the group Celtic Woman;

Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Irish fiddler and lead vocalist for the group Altan;

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Northern Irish winner of the Nobel Peace Prize;

Mairead Carlin, Irish singer of group Celtic Woman;

Mairead McGuinness, Irish MEP;

Mairead Byrne, Irish poet;

Mairead Conlon, Irish singer;

Mairead Curran, Australian actress;

Mairead nighean Eachann, Countess of Buchan ;

Máiread Ni Ghráda, Irish poet




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