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).

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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.

Nicknames for Margaret: | Edit

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

Went to school with a Margaret who went by Henri

Meanings and history of the name Margaret: | Edit

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
Margaret (Maggie) Simpson, Simpson
Princess Margaret

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