What does Margaret mean?
A saint's name. Historical: the name of nine queens of England, Scotland, France, and Austria. The name came into use among English speakers via Latin (as Margarita) and Old French (as Marguerite). It has been closely identified with Scotland. Marit is a Scandinavian form. Britain's Margaret Thatcher; actresses Margaret Sullavan, Marg Helgenberger; anthropologist Margaret Mead; writer Margaret Mitchell.
Margaret has 98 variants: Greta▼, Gretal, Gretchen▼, Gretel, Grethel, Gretl, Gretta, Grette, Madge▼, Mag, Maggi, Maggie▲, Maggy, Maiga, Maighread, Mairead, Maisie▲, Maisy, Malgorzata, Marcheta, Marchieta, Marg, Marga, Margalit, Margalo, Margareta, Margarete▼, Margarethe, Margaretta▼, Margarette▼, Margarida, Margarit, Margarita▼, Margarite, Margaruite, Marge▼, Marged, Margeen, Margeret, Margeretta, Margerie, Margerita, Margery▼, Marget, Margette, Margey, Margharita, Margharita, Margherita, Marghretta, Margie▼, Margies, Margisia, Margit, Margita, Margize, Margo▼, Margot, Margred, Margret▼, Margrete, Margreth, Margrett, Margrid, Margrit, Marguarette, Marguarita, Marguerita, Marguerite▼, Marguita, Margy, Marit, Marjery, Marjey, Marji, Marjie, Marjorey, Marjorie▼, Marjory▼, Marketa, Marketta, Markie, Markita, Marquetta, Meg, Megan▲, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meghan▼, Meta▼, Mette, Meyta, Peg, Pegeen, Peggie▼, Peggy▼ and Rita▼.
Margaret has 1 masculine form: Rito.Kreatif forms: Mabgaret, Magaret. [more]
How popular is Margaret?
Margaret is a very prominent first name for women (#9 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#57985 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Margaret for girls. Margaret reached its apex position of #3 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is at #169 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Margaret and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Margaret (#169 from current records) rated in the Top 1000 are Daisy (#180 from current records), Greta (#594), Gretchen, Madge, Maggie (#239), Mairead, Maisie (#658), Maisy, Mamie, Margarete, Margaretta, Margarette, Margarita, Marge, Margery, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot (#749), Margret, Marguerite, Margy, Marjorie (#721), Marjory, Meg, Megan (#308), Meghan, Meta, Pearl (#628), Peggie, Peggy, Reta and Rita. Usage of these forms of Margaret was well-received among parents during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.43%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.14%, ▼67.6%). Margaret is the all-time favorite, though Daisy has grown popular as well, while forms like Gretchen, Marguerite, Marjory, Meghan and Meta have lost favor.
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Suggested similar baby names are Barbarit, Berget, Carmarit, Maarva, Magaley, Magalie, Magaly, Magdalen▼, Maggali, Mahalee, Makara, Makaria, Malaney, Mallerey, Malloree, Malorey, Mara▲, Marabel, Maralin, Marceen, Marcele, Marcharie, Marcilee, Marcine, Marelle, Maren, Marette, Marfa, Margaux, Margeree, Margerey, Margherite, Margi, Maria, Mariana▲, Marianda, Mariane, Mariann▼, Mariclare, Maridel, Marien, Marijke, Mariske, Marjanne, Marje, Marjerie, Marjori, Markeeta, Marlane, Marlayne, Marlene▼, Marley▲, Marlies, Marlise, Marlowe, Marmara, Marne, Marris, Marsala, Marta▼, Marthe, Martine, Martyne, Marva▼, Marya, Maryam▲, Maryan, Marybel, Marycruz, Marylea, Morgaine, Morgan▲, Morgane, Morgann and Padget. These names tend to be less commonly used than Margaret.