Marguerite is a girl’s name of French origin. This endlessly elegant name translates to “pearl,” a suitable descriptor for your precious baby. Marguerite is also the root of the name Margaret, and the birth name of acclaimed poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. You might choose this name to add a little French flavor to your family, as tribute to your love of Angelou’s works, or as a tribute to another Marguerite in your lineage. Marguerite can be clipped to sweet nicknames like Maggie, Marge, or even Rita.
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