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


MARGHERITA.  An Italian form of Margaret (q.v.), from Greek Margarites (q.v.), meaning "pearl."

...The Italian reverence for Margherita (used by Dante) or Malgherita, was increased by the penitence of Margherita of Cortona, whose repentance became so famed that she was canonized... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

Margherita, a simple, uncultured girl, of great fascination, seduced by Faust.  Margherita killed the infant of her shame, and was sent to jail for so doing.  In jail she lost her reason, and was condemned to death.  When Faust visited her in prison, and tried to persuade her to flee with him, she refused.  Faust was carried off by demons, and Margherita was borne by angels up to heaven; the intended moral being, that the repentant sinner is triumphant.—Gounod, Faust e Margherita (1859). (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, Allusions, &c., Brewer, 1880).


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