Meaning and name origin
Peggy \p(e)-ggy\ as a girl's name is pronounced PEH-gee. It is of English origin. Nickname of Margaret (Greek) "pearl". Used as an independent name since the 18th century. Skater Peggy Fleming; singer Peggy Lee; actress Peggy Lipton.
Peggy is a very popular first name for females (#101 out of 4276, Top 2%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Peggy for girls. Peggy reached its highest rank of #36 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Peggy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Margaret (#169), Peggy and Peggie. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Meggy. This name tends to be less commonly used than Peggy.