Margaret: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Margaret

Margaret

Pronunciation: MAHR-grit (key)

Origin of the name Margaret:

From the Greek Margarītēs, which is derived from maragon (a pearl).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Margaret: | Edit

This is my daughters name

Personal experiences with the name Margaret: | Edit

My grandma and great aunt's name is Margaret and I like the name. Also, my favorite actresses' name is Margaret but known as Maggie.

Nicknames for Margaret: | Edit

Margie, Maggie, Madge, Mette, Maisie, Daisy, Marnie, Meg, Peg, Peggy, May

Went to school with a Margaret who went by Henri

Marg, Margy

Meanings and history of the name Margaret: | Edit

The meaning of the name is 'Pearl'.

Famous real-life people named Margaret: | Edit

Margaret Cassidy Lawson, American actress from "Psych"
Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
Margaret Sanger, women's rights activist
Margaret O'Brien , actress
Margaret Atwood, author
Margaret Cho, comedian
Margaret Hamilton, actress
Margaret (Maggie) Simpson, Simpson
Princess Margaret

Margaret in song, story & screen: | Edit

Margaret Tate, main character in the film "The Proposal"

Margaret Murry, heroine of Madeleine L'Engle's classic "A Wrinkle in Time" which is slated to be made into the next big Disney flick.

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