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What does Peggy mean?

Peggy [peg-gy] 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.

Associated with: greek, 18th century.


Peggy has 4 variants: Peg, Pegeen, Pegg and Peggie.

Peggy has 8 more related forms via Margaret: Maggi, Maggy, Margy, Meg, Megan, Meggi, Meggie and Meggy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Peggia, Pengy, ..

(male) Pegge, Pegley, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Peggy for girls. Peggy reached its highest position of #37 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Peggy and related names. Margaret (#169 a year ago), Margy, Meg, Megan (#308), Peg and Peggie are the popular related forms of Peggy rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Meggi, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Peggy was well-received among parents 124 years ago (median #1466) and is now significantly less (#1496, 96%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Peggy, Margaret, Margy, Meg, Megan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Peg, Peggie in U.S.

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

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Recommended names are Aggy, Penny, Peony, Peppy and Perry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Peggy.