What does Meg mean?
Meg /meg/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Meg is "pearl". Short form of Margaret. Actresses Meg Tilly, Meg Ryan.
Related girl name: Megan.
Meg has 36 different relations via Margaret: Greta▼, Gretl, Madge▼, Mag, Maggi, Maggie▲, Maggy, Maiga, Maisy, Marg, Marga, Marge▼, Marged, Marget, Margey, Margie▼, Margit, Margo▼, Margot, Margy, Marit, Marjey, Marji, Megan▲, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meghan▼, Meta▼, Mette, Meyta, Peg, Pegeen, Peggie▼, Peggy▼ and Rita▼.Kreatif forms: Mameg, Megma, Megza. [more]
How popular is Meg?
Meg is a very prominent first name for women (#2104 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Meg for girls. Meg was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #962 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Greta (#594 the previous year), Madge, Maggie (#239), Maisy, Margaret (#169), Marge, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot (#749), Margy, Megan (#308), Meghan, Meta, Peggie, Peggy and Rita are the popular varying forms of Meg ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3924%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1634%, ▼58.4%), with forms such as Meghan, Meta, Peggie, Peggy and Rita falling out of style. Maggie (#239) and Megan (#308) are two of the more fashionable girl names here, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Maggie. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Meg and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)