Margaret Hellstern in the US

  1. #68,955,297 Margaret Hellijas
  2. #68,955,298 Margaret Hellis
  3. #68,955,299 Margaret Hellmueller
  4. #68,955,300 Margaret Hellrich
  5. #68,955,301 Margaret Hellstern
  6. #68,955,302 Margaret Hellums
  7. #68,955,303 Margaret Hellwege
  8. #68,955,304 Margaret Hellzen
  9. #68,955,305 Margaret Helma
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Meaning & Origins

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina. There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland (d. 1093), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou (1430–82), and of Margaret Tudor (1489–1541), sister of Henry VIII, who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery, Marjorie.
60th in the U.S.
German: from German Hellstern ‘bright star’, i.e. the star of Christian faith. In some cases this was from a house name; in others it was used as a nickname for a baptized Jew.
75,778th in the U.S.

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