Pearl

Μαργαριτης
Margaret
Megan
Meaghan

When I first discovered this etymology about a year ago, I was thrilled to have a very Irish name from decidedly Greek roots. I thought nothing of being named for a precious stone; it didn’t seem to be important.

I learned recently that the pearl is considered a symbol for Christ.
The gate to heaven is made of one single pearl.
The pearl is the only precious stone to be formed by suffering and death.

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