Margaret Name Meaning & Origin
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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A close friend of my family is called Margaret; we call her Auntie Marg or Maggie.
- My paternal grandmother was named Margaret.
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Margie, Maggie, Madge, Mette, Maisie, Daisy, Marnie, Meg, Peg, Peggy, May, Mags, Mara, Mari, Meg, Marge, Marg, GoGo, Meggie, Megan, Meghan, Minx, Retta, Greta, Gretchen, Margo
Peggy probably came from the Scottish diminutive of Margaret which is 'Peigi.'
Daisy is a traditional nickname for Margaret because the French spelling, Marguerite, means "daisy" in French.
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The meaning of the name is 'Pearl'
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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
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden, member of the British royal family
Margaret Chase Smith, American politician, first woman to be nominated for president at a major party's convention
Margaret "Maggie" Smith, actress
Princess Margaret Rose, sister of Queen Eliz II
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Margaret Tate, main character in the film "The Proposal"
Margaret Murry, heroine of Madeleine L'Engle's classic book "A Wrinkle in Time"
Margaret Simon, title character in the Judy Blume book "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."
Margaret Mildred "Kit" Kittredge, American Girl doll
Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, character in the film "M*A*S*H" and television series of the same name
Margaret "Maggie" Simpson, infant daughter of the family in animated TV show "The Simpsons"