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Origin of the name MARGARITE.
Etymology of the name MARGARITE.
Meaning of the baby name MARGARITE.


MARGARITE (Μαργαρίτε).  Greek name meaning "pearl."  Also spelled Margarites (q.v.).

... The thought of the pearl of great price, and of the pearl gates of the celestial city, no doubt inspired the Christian choice of Margarite for that child of light of the city of Antioch in Pisidia, whose name as virgin martyr standing in the Liturgy without any authentic history, became, before the fifth century, the recipient of the allegory of feminine innocence and faith overcoming the dragon, even as St. George embodied the victory of the Christian warrior.  Greek though the legend were, as well as the name, neither flourished in the Eastern Church; but Cremona laid claim to the maiden's relics, and Hungary in its first Christianity eagerly adopted her name (see Margarta). (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).


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