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What does Meg mean?

Meg \meg\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Meg is "pearl". Short form of Margaret. Actresses Meg Tilly, Meg Ryan.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Megan.


Meg has 36 different forms 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.


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)

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

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

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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Greta, Madge, Maggie, Margaret, Marge, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot, Margy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meg, Megan, Meghan, Meta, Peggie, Peggy, Rita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Greta, Maisy, Margaret, Megan, Meghan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Maj, Max, Mea, Mei, Mel and Mesa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Meg.