Margaret Name Meaning & Origin

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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Comments and insights on the name Margaret: | Edit

This is my daughters name

Personal experiences with the name Margaret: | Edit

A close friend of my family is called Margaret; we call her Auntie Marg or Maggie.

Nicknames for Margaret: | Edit

Margie, Maggie, Madge, Mette, Maisie, Daisy, Marnie, Meg, Peg, Peggy, May, Mags, Meg, Marge, Marg, GoGo, Meggie, Megan, Meghan, Minx,
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!

Peggy probably came from the Scottish diminutive of Margaret which is 'Peigi'

Went to school with a Margaret who went by Henri

ok know this sounds weird but margaret to marg marg to mag mag to meg meg to peg peg to peggy?

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
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 in song, story & screen: | Edit

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" Hooligan, 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"

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