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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- Comments and insights on the name Margot: | Edit
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.
- Personal experiences with the name Margot: | Edit
People are familiar with it and like it, but there are very few. Everyone knows someone named Margo/Margot -- but only one.
- Nicknames for Margot: | Edit
Marg, Marga, Margi, Marge, Mara, Mari, Maggie, Meg, Maisie, Go-go
- 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
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 in song, story & screen: | Edit
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"