Margaret Name Meaning and Origin

Margaret is a Girl name. The name is originated from ‘Greek’ origin. The baby name Margaret means “Pearl”.


Margaret Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Greek”



Margaret is a Girl name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “MAHR + grit/MAHR + ga + rit”


Margaret Name Meaning:

Margaret originates in Greek language and means “pearl”. It is derived from the Greek word margarites. The name has become popular again recently after decrease in usage within the 20th century and currently is one of the most popular feminine given names in the United States. One of the most famous bearers of this name is probably the former Conservative Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher, nicknamed the “Iron Lady”.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Maisie, Maggie, Marji, Marghanita, Maisy, Maggy, Margaretta, Meggy, Markita, Margies, Marjorie, Mamie, Margarite, Margize, Marjie, Meyta,


Famous people with this name:

Saint Margaret, Antiochene Virgin-Martyr;

Saint Margaret of Wessex, “The Pearl of Scotland”;

Margaret, Maid of Norway, Queen of Scots;

Margaret I, Queen of Denmark;

Margaret of England, Queen consort of Alexander III of Scots;

Margaret of Denmark, Queen consort of James III of Scots;

Margaret Tudor, Queen consort of James IV of Scots;

Margaret of Anjou, Queen consort of Henry VI of England;

Margaret of Valois, Queen consort of Henry IV of France;

Margaret of Burgundy, Queen consort of Louis X and I of France and Navarre;

Margaret of Provence, Queen consort of Louis IX of France;

Margaret Leijonhufvud, Queen consort of Gustav I of Sweden;

Margaret of Austria, Queen consort of Philip III and II of Spain and Portugal ;

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, British Prime Minister;

Margaret Rose, Princess of the U.K., Countess of Snowdon; sister of Queen Elizabeth II;

Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah of Connaught, Crown Princess of the future King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden;

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell, American novelist;

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, Canadian novelist and poet;

Margaret Higgins Sanger, American birth control activist;

Margaret Moran Cho, American comedienne;

Margaret Peterson Haddix, American novelist;

Margaret Mead, American anthropologist;

Margaret Travolta, American actress; sister of John Travolta;

Margaret Wise Brown, American children’s author;

Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer;

Margaret Juliet “Marlo” Thomas, American actress;

Margaret Grace Denig, birth name of Maggie Grace, American actress;

Margaret Denise Quigley, birth name of Maggie Q, American actress;

Margaret Court, Australian tennis player;

(Sarah) Margaret Fuller, American feminist; transcendentalist writer and critic;

Margaret Cassidy “Maggie” Lawson, American actress;

Margaret Natalie “Maggie” Smith, English actress;

Margaret Warner Morley, American biologist and author;

Margaret Floy Washburn, American psychologist;

Margaret Gorman, first Miss America (1921);

Margaret Grace Bondfield, British feminist and Minister of Labour;

Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd, English novelist;

Margaret Stohl, American novelist;

Margaret Edith Weis, American novelist;

Margaret Constance “Maisie” Williams, English actress;

Margaret Beaufort, mother to King Henry VII of England;

(Mary) Margaret Truman Daniel, American singer and author, daughter of U.S. President Harry Truman;

Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, English author and scientist;

Margaret Mary Theodora Macdonald, daughter of 1st Canadian Prime Minister John Macdonald;

(Sarah) Margaret Qualley, American model and actress ;

Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins), American painter, creator of the “big-eyed waifs” and subject of the Tim Burton film “Big Eyes”;

Margaret Glaspy, American singer-songwriter;

Margaret Heather “Maggie” Christian (b. 2006), daughter of American actress Kellie Martin;

Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager (b. 2013), daughter of Jenna Bush Hager;

Margaret Anne “Aurie” Jackson (b.2018), daughter of Matthew John Jackson




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