What does Peggy mean?
Peggy /peg-gy/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced PEH-gee. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Peggy is "pearl".
Nickname of Margaret. Used as an independent name since the 18th century. Skater Peggy Fleming; singer Peggy Lee; actress Peggy Lipton.
Peggy▼ has 22 more related forms via Margaret: Madge▼, Mag, Maggi, Maggie▲, Maggy, Maiga, Maisy, Marg, Marga, Marge▼, Margey, Margo▼, Margy, Meg, Megan▲, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meghan▼, Meta▼, Mette and Meyta.Kreatif forms: Peagy, Peggia, Pergy. [more]
How popular is Peggy?
Peggy is a very popular first name for women (#101 out of 4276, Top 2%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Peggy for girls. Peggy reached its highest position of #36 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Peggy and related names. Madge, Maggie (#239 a year ago), Maisy, Margaret (#169), Marge, Margo, Margy, Meg, Megan (#308), Meghan, Meta and Peggie are the popular related forms of Peggy rated in the Top 1000. Variants like Marga are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3275%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1757%, ▼46.4%), with forms such as Madge, Meghan, Meta, Peggie and Peggy becoming somewhat outmoded. Maggie (#239) and Megan (#308) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here, with Maggie enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)