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