Gender: Female Meaning of Margarita: "pearl" Origin of Margarita: Spanish variation of Margaret

Margarita Origin and Meaning

The name Margarita is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pearl".

Margaret has many beautiful international variations, but this one is unfortunately compromised by its association with the popular tequila-and-lime drink. Consider Marguerite instead.

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Pop Culture References for the name Margarita

Margo, Rita, Marguarita, Margaritis, Marguita, Meta, Margaritta, Margharita, Margareta


teen_berry Says:


It means "daisy" in Spanish as well.

Too-ticky Says:


This name is not uncommon in other cultures too, if Margarita isn't Spanish she may come from a slavic family. US is honestly the only country in the world who would associate this name with a drink.

SimoneKadele Says:


This is true, but Jack, Jameson, and Daniel don't owe their the majority of their reputations and connections to whiskey. I mean, it isn't the first thing most people would think of.

SimoneKadele Says:


If not for the drink, at least in the United States and elsewhere with this connection, Margarita would be a very nice name.

Essa Says:


I always think of the pizza! Drink never crosses my mind. Although I do think I'd rather have a name which is a drink than a pizza!

pam Says:


You were all right and I changed the description, which was way too flip, a holdover from the book in which space was at a premium. But our underlying sentiment stands: While this is a lovely name, the drink association unfortunately predominates, at least in the US.

Guest Says:



Margarita Says:


Thank you!

Margarita Says:


My name is Margarita and I'm Spanish, so where I was born and grew up it's a pretty classic name, just as Margaret is in English. I only realized how problematic it was when I married an American man and his family, mainly his mother and sister, were embarrassed of referring to me as Margarita and introducing me to others with my name. It so happens that I HATE being called nicknames (it's how I was raised) and Maggie and Meg are just great on others but awful and totally not me. I'm sorry if someone decided to give a stupid drink my name, but it's under no circumstances overly exotic, alcoholic and distasteful. I really find the "Margaret, on Tequila" disrespectful and insensitive on Nameberry's part.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I think I'm the only person who thinks of the pizza, not the drink when I see this name (Even though it's spelt differently lol)

Guest Says:


Margarita is a Spanish variation of Margaret and it's beautiful. The tequila cocktail shouldn't even be mentioned here unless whiskey be mentioned in the Jameson, Jack, and Daniel descriptions (which it isn't).

gaelis Says:


i happen to think this is a really pretty name, but its association with the alcoholic drink is too strong for me to even consider it as a future kid's name because when people think margarita they think alcohol and not a lovely sounding girl's name which kinda sucks

megan_p Says:


Margarita is also a flower! It means daisy (in greek) :)

madmaddie Says:


Sad to say I know a girl with this name, and is no way is she Spanish. What do some people think when they name their kids?!?!?!

carissaaa Says:


"Margaret, on tequila" -- well that's rude.