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pinWhat 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.


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: Peagy, Peggia, Pegly. [more]

pinHow 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 #36 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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) and Peggie are the popular related forms of Peggy rated in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Meggi, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Peggy was well-received among parents 44 years ago (median #572) and is somewhat lower today (#746, 41%). Margaret has generally been preferred by parents, although Megan appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms like Peggy have lost favor.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Peggy, Margaret, Margy, Meg, Megan, Peggie in U.S.

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

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