Margaret: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Margaret
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
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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.
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Margie, Maggie, Madge, Mette, Maisie, Daisy, Marnie, Meg, Peg, Peggy, May, Mags
I know Peggy is a nickname for Margaret, but where did they come up with that? Margaret starts with a M, Peggy starts with a P!
Went to school with a Margaret who went by Henri
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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
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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.