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

The name Margarita is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pearl". Margarita and is often added to lists like Girl Names Ending with A and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Margarita

Margarita Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsaritsa Consort of Simeon II of Bulgaria
Margarita Carmen Cansino, birth name of actress Rita Hayworth
Margarita Stefanova Popova, Vice President of Bulgaria
Margarita Aleksandrovna Drobiazko, Lithuanian Olympic ice dancer
Margarita Vladimirovna Levieva, Russian-American actress
Margarita Starkevičiūtė, Lithuanian MEP
Margarita Volkovinskaya, birth name of Rita Volk, Uzbek-American actress
Margarita Ibrahimoff, birth name of Rita Wilson, American actress; wife of actor Tom Hanks
Margarita Melikovna Gasparyan, Russian tennis player
Margarita Mamun-Sukhorukova, Russian gymnast
(Maria) Margarita Roxas Moran-Floirendo, Filipina beauty queen and activist; Miss Universe 1973
(Margarita) Mimi Baez Farina, American folk singer, sister of singer Joan Baez
Margarita, Princess of Greece and Denmark, sister of Britain's Prince Philip
Margarita Maria Beatriz, Princess of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, granddaughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Rensselaer, sister-in-law of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton
Margarita (born Margarete Alice Thyra Viktoria Marie Louise Scholastica), Princess of Baden, daughter of Berthold, Margrave of Baden; descendant of Queen Victoria
Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne Armstrong-Jones (b. 2004), granddaughter of Princess Margaret; grand-niece Queen Elizabeth II
Sofia Margarita Vergara, Colombian-American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Margarita

Margarita Blankenheim, serial killer and member of criminal organization Pere Noel in "Evillious Chronicles" series
Margarita, character on TV's "Recovery Road"
"The Master and Margarita" Russian novelist Mikhail Bulgakov's masterpeice
Margarita, alcoholic beverage
Margarita "Maggie" Vera, character on CW's "Charmed" reboot

Rita, Marguita, Marguarita, Margaritis, Margo, 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.