Peggy Name Meaning & Origin

Peggy

Pronunciation: PEH-gee (key)

Origin of the name Peggy:

Modeled after Meggie, Peggy was originally a pet form of Margaret (pearl). It is now occasionally bestowed as an independent given name.

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Comments and insights on the name Peggy: | Edit

My best friend's name is Peggy. She very outgoing and is creative. She is pretty but just doesn't date guys that much because she wants to find a good boyfriend. :)

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I am a Peggy born 1979. I am NOT a Margaret. That is the number one question people ask when they hear my name. I hated being called Peggy Sue or compared to any of the obnoxious television characters named Peggy. The muppets were popular when i was young and I was called Miss Piggy a lot! I still have a hard time finding pre-monogrammed items, but as my name hasn't been popular since my grandmother was young I have always understood it. I have never met another Peggy my own age. I was named after my grandma, who was actually Pearl, but her family called her Peggy. So at her funeral i spent a lot of time spinning around to see if they were talking to me or about my grandmother lol. Overall i LOVE my name. I love that it is unique. And for me I love carrying on my Grandma's legacy.

Nicknames for Peggy: | Edit

Peg, Pegs, Pegasus

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Famous real-life people named Peggy: | Edit

Peggy Fleming- famous figure skater
Peggy Lipton- famous actress and singer
Peggy Noonan- famous author
Peggy Lee- famous singer
Peggy Whitson- famous astronaut
Peggy March- famous singer
Peggy McKay- famous actress

Peggy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Peggy Sue Bodell, played by Kathleen Turner, is the titular character of the 1986 film "Peggy Sue Got Married"
Peggy Bundy, character on the sitcom "Married... With Children"
Peggy Hill, character on the animated TV series "King of the Hill"
Agent Margaret "Peggy" Carter, a lead character from the film "Captain America: The First Avenger" and in the tv show "Agent Carter"
Peggy Olson, rising copywriter on "Mad Men"
"Peggy Sue," song released as a single by Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957
"Peggy Sue Got Married" is a song written and sang by Buddy Holly in 1958 and discovered after his death
"Peggy-O," song by Simon and Garfunkel
"Peg," song by Steely Dan

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