Margot: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Margot
Origin of the name Margo:
Pet form of Margaret, which is derived from the Greek maragon (a pearl).
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Classic, simple yet sophisticated, distinctive. Easy to pronounce, travels well internationally, suitable for young girls through adulthood. Since it is already short, it is rarely shortened to a nickname.
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People are familiar with it and like it, but there are very few. Everyone knows someone named Margo/Margot -- but only one.
There was a girl named Margot at a place where I once worked; she pronounced it MAR-got, pronouncing the T at the end.
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Marg, Marga, Margi, Marge, Mara, Mari, Maggie, Meg, Maisie, Go-go, Margarita, Greta
- Meanings and history of the name Margot: | Edit
Originated with Queen Marguerite de Valois (1553-1615), wife of Henry IV of France. Her brothers called her "Margot", which is the first known usage of the name Margot and its variants. Margaret, child of light or Pearl.
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Queen Margot of France, 16th century, daughter of Catherine de' Medici.
Margot Fonteyn, 1919-1991 (Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias)-- considered by many to be the greatest English ballerina, and one of the greatest dancers of the 20th Century.
Margot Kidder, actress (Superman)
Margot Frank, older sister of Anne Frank
Margot Robbie, actress
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Margot Tenenbaum, the only daughter of the Tenenbaum family in The Royal Tenenbaums.
"Margot & The Nuclear So and So's," indie rock band (in which no one is actually named Margot.)
Margot - Grace Kelly in "Dial M for Murder"
Margo Channing - Bette Davis in "All About Eve"
Queen Margot- Classic Russian novel "The Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov
La Reine Margot - Novel by Alexandre Dumas, inspired by French Queen Marguerite de Valois
Margaret of Valois (aka Margot) also has a major role in the Meyerbeer opera Les Huguenots and may have inspired Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.