Margot: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Margot

Margot

Pronunciation: MAHR-goh (key)

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.

Famous real-life people named Margot: | Edit

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 Robbie, actress

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"

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