Margaret: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Margaret

With endless variations such as Maggie, Megan, and Rita, this name has Latin and Greek roots and means “pearl.” If your daughter is a precious, rare beauty (who isn’t?), Margaret is a fitting name for her.

Nicknames:

Maggie, Peggy, Madge, Meg, Meggie, Rita.

Famous people named Margaret:

Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind; Margaret Atwood, who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale, now a popular series on Hulu; former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Fun facts:

Margaret has been famously linked to saints, martyrs, and queens throughout history, including Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, and Queen Margaret I of Denmark.

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