Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish girls name Mairead

How do you pronounce Irish name Mairead?

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What does the Irish name Mairead mean?

The Irish form of Margaret, it became popular around the fourteenth century.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Mairead?

Girl | Female

Is Mairead a girls name?

Yes, Mairead is traditionally given to a girl.

How do you spell Mairead in Irish?

It can be spelled “Mairead” or “Muiread”.

How do you pronounce Irish name Mairead?

It is pronounced “mawr + aid” or “mur + aid”

What is the English equivalent names of Mairead?

While similar, variations in English is Margaret.

Is Mairead a common name?

Mairead was traditionally a very popular name in Ireland. It peaked in 1982 at #42 for all baby girls born in Ireland. However it has fallen off in the last 30 years. In 2021, Mairead ranked below 500 in Ireland newborn girls names. Source: