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.
(female) Peggia, Pengy, ..
(male) Pegge, Pegley, .. Middle name pairings:
Peggy Marilyn (P.M.), ..
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 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. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Peggy and related names. Margaret (#154 a year ago), Margy, Meg, Megan (#384), 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 125 years ago (median #1466) and is now significantly less (#1505, ▼96%).
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aggy, Penny▼, Peony, Peppy and Perry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Peggy.See names in meaning and etymology.