Marguerite Name Meaning & Origin

Marguerite

Pronunciation: mahr-gə-REET (key)

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.

Related Names:

Margaret, Margarita, Margherita, Margot

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Comments and insights on the name Marguerite

Marguerite is a French form of Margaret. It is also the French word for 'daisy'.

Personal experiences with the name Marguerite

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 :)

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.

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