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Origin & Meaning

The name Margaret is of Greek , English and Scottish origin.

The meaning of Margaret is "pearl".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 169  in baby name popularity for girls with 1933 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Margaret Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Margaret has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Margaret to other names.


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Related Names

Margaret is a form of the name Marguerite.

The names Bitxilore, Gretchen, Maarit, Magali, Magalie, Maighread, Malgorzata, Mared, Maret, Marganita, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margarid, Margarida, Marged, Margery, Margherita, Margit, Margret, Margrethe, Margriet, Margrit, Marit, Maritta, Marjeta, Marketa, Marketta, Merete are all forms of Margaret.

Margaret has the diminutives (nicknames) Madge, Maggi, Maggie, Marge, Margie, Meg, Meggie, Peg, Peggie, Peggy.

Other Tidbits

Margaret falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname, gem or mineral.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Margaret Mead, Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Chase Smith, Margaret Court.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Margaret in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Margaret.

Just for fun, see the name Margaret in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Margaret in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.