Meaning and name origin
Marguerite \m(a)-rgueri-te, mar-gue-rite\ as a girl's name is of French origin. Variant of Margaret. Also botanical French name for a daisy, and popular in the late 19th century. French writers Marguerite Duras, Marguerite Yourcenar.
Marguerite is a very popular first name for females (#314 out of 4276, Top 7%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marguerite for girls. Marguerite reached its highest rank of #82 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marguerite and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Margaret (#169) and Marguerite. (2014 statistics).