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Meaning and name origin

Margaret \m(a)-rga-ret, mar-garet\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAR-gret. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Margaret is "pearl". 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 variant forms: Greta, Gretal, Gretchen, Gretel, Grethel, Gretta, Grette, Gretl, 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, Marghanita, Margharita, Margherita, Marghretta, Margie, Margies, Margisia, Margit, Margita, Margize, Margo, Margot, Margred, Margret, Margrete, Margreth, Margrett, Margrit, Margrid, 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Daisy, Magali, Mamie, Pearl and Reta.

There is 1 masculine form of Margaret: Rito.


Popularity

Margaret is a very popular first name for females (#9 out of 4276, Top 0%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#50596 out of 88799, Top 57%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Margaret for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Margaret name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Margaret outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Margaret and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Margaret (#169), Daisy (#180), Maggie (#239), Megan (#308), Greta (#594), Pearl (#628), Maisie (#658), Marjorie (#721), Margot (#749), Meghan, Meg, Marjory, Peggy, Mamie, Reta, Rita, Margy, Peggie, Meta, Margit, Mairead, Maisy, Madge, Gretchen, Marguerite, Margarita, Margarete, Margaretta, Margie, Margo, Margery, Marge, Margarette and Margret. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Margaret, Daisy, Maggie, Megan, Greta, Pearl, Maisie, Marjorie, Margot, Meghan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meg, Marjory, Peggy, Mamie, Reta, Rita, Margy, Peggie, Meta, Margit in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madge, Gretchen, Marguerite, Margarita, Margarete, Margaretta, Margie, Margo, Margery, Marge in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Margarette, Margret in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Margaret, Daisy, Maggie, Megan, Greta outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pearl, Maisie, Meghan, Rita, Mairead outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maisy outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Margeree and Margerey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Margaret.

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