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What does Meg mean?

Meg Pronunciation of 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.

Related girl name: Megan.

Associated with: greek.


20 different relations via Margaret: Madge, Mag, Maggi, Maggy, Maiga, Marg, Marga, Marge, Margo, Margy, Megan, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meghan, Meta, Mette, Meyta, Peg and Peggy.

Creative forms:
(female) Mece, Merg, ..

(male) Mece, Mese, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meg Hayleigh (M.H.), ..

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)

Meg was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #908 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meg name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Madge, Margaret (#154 the previous year), Marge, Margo (#1279), Margy, Megan (#384), Meghan (#1087), Meta, Peg and Peggy are the popular varying forms of Meg ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Meg was more pronounced 125 years ago (usage of 4.54%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.2%, 95.6%), with forms such as Meta becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meg, Madge, Margaret, Marge, Margo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margy, Megan, Meghan, Meta, Peg, Peggy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Mea, Mei and Mel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Meg.

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