Marguerite Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marguerite:
French form of margaret, which is derived from the Greek maragon (a pearl).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Marguerite is a French form of Margaret. It is also the French word for 'daisy'.
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Our almost 5-year old daughter is named Marguerite. We call her Maggie. I like the options and french nature of it as well as the connection with flowers and pearls. It feels feminine and has a traditional "normal" nickname (or several possible nicknames), and can easily be adapted by the girl as she grows to suit her age/stage/personality. We like it :)
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Margot, Marge, Margie, Maggie, Mette, Daisy, Mitzi, Reet-Petite
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The meaning of the name is 'Pearl'.
- Famous real-life people named Marguerite: | Edit
Marguerite Henry, author of many childrens books including Misty of Chincoteague. Born 1902.
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Marguerite was one of the stepsisters in 1998's Ever After with Drew Barrymore. Marguerite was played by Megan Dodds.
Lady Marguerite Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel