Saints, queens and world leaders all share this classic name. There’s St. Margaret, the patron saint of expectant women; Queen Margaret of Scotland; and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, among many strong, smart females. It comes from the Hebrew word “margaron,” which means “pearl.” The name evolved from there: Margaron became Marguerite in Old French and then Margaret in England. If you like the name but want to call your girl by a nickname, there are plenty of options, such as Meg, Maggie, Margo, Molly, Mae, Peggy and Greta.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Margaret HamiltonActress
- Margaret MitchellAuthor
- Margaret Smith CourtTennis Player
- MargaretQueen Elizabeth and King George VI
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