Meaning and Name Origin
Peggy \p(e)-ggy\ as a girls' 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▼ 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.
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. during 1930-1939, 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. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1930-1939 and is now significantly less, 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)