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What does Peggy mean?

Peggy Pronunciation of 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.

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

Creative forms:
(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)

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)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl 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%).

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.

Similar Names

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

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