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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- Nicknames for Marguerite
Margot, Marge, Margie, Maggie, Mette, Daisy, Mitzi, Reet-Petite
- Meanings and history of the name Marguerite
The meaning of the name is 'Pearl'.
- Famous real-life people named Marguerite
Marguerite Henry, author of many childrens books including "Misty of Chincoteague". Born 1902.
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620–1700), saint and founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Marguerite was the real first name of poet Maya Angelou.
Marguerite de Angeli, American writer and illustrator of children's books.
Marguerite Duras, French writer and film director.
Marguerite Norris, Detroit Red Wings team president, first female NHL team executive, and first woman to have her name engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-born French novelist and essayist, first woman elected to the Académie française
- Marguerite in song, story & screen
Marguerite was one of the stepsisters in 1998's Ever After with Drew Barrymore. Marguerite was played by Megan Dodds.
Marguerite Gautier, heroine of the Alexandre Dumas fils novel La Dame aux Camelias.
Lady Marguerite Blakeney, wife of the lead character in The Scarlet Pimpernel.