Margaret name meaning

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in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Margaret

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Margaret means "Blessed child, cluster of blossoms, pearl".
  2. According to a user from Maine, U.S., the name Margaret is of Sanskrit origin and means "'Pearl' or 'cluster of blossoms'".
  3. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Margaret is of American origin and means "Pearl and daisy".
  4. 13 people from all over the world agree the name Margaret is of Greek origin and means "Pearl".
  5. A user from Nigeria says the name Margaret is of African origin and means "Pearls".
  6. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Margaret is of Greek origin and means "Great Pearl".
  7. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Margaret means "Child of moonlight" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
  8. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Margaret means "Daisy" and is of Spanish origin.
  9. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Margaret means "Sanskrit the gate of heaven" and is of Sanskrit origin.
  10. A user from California, U.S. says the name Margaret means "Daughter of the sun and moon,l lover of the natural world, live in the light for the light with the light".
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From the name of a legendary third century saint, from Old French Margaret (French Marguerite), from Latin Margarita, from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margarítēs, “pearl”), ultimately from an Indo-Iranian source.

The same source, through folk etymology, has produced Old English meregrot (“pearl”, literally “stone or pebble of the sea”), related to Old Saxon merigrita, merigriota (“pearl”), Old High German merigrioz, equivalent to mer- +‎ groat.

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
  2. A river in southwestern Western Australia, presumed named for a cousin of John Garrett Bussell, founder of Busselton.
  3. A river in Kimberley, Western Australia, named for its European discoverer's sister-in-law.
  4. (astronomy) A moon of Uranus, named for a character in Much Ado About Nothing. [Discovered 2003]

Margaret was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Estonian, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Margaret

Notable Persons Named Margaret

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams is an actress. She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Maisie was given the name Margaret Constance Williams on April 15th, 1997 in Bristol, England.

Maggie Q

Maggie Q is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Maggie was given the name Margaret Denise Quigley on May 22nd, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Maggie Smith is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to present. Dame was given the name Margaret Natalie Smith on December 28th, 1934 in Romford, Essex, England.

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan is an actress. She has been prominent since 1981. Meg was given the name Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra on November 19th, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.

Margaret Qualley

Margaret was given the name Sarah Margaret Qualley on October 23rd, 1994.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a historical fiction, speculative fiction, science fiction, utopian, and dystopian fiction novelist, poet, businesswoman, environmental activist, and environmentalism. Her ongoing career started in 1961. Margaret was given the name Margaret Eleanor Atwood on November 18th, 1939 in Ottawa.

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    Social Reformer
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    Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
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    Ceo of Hamilton Technologies
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Margaret

Notable Persons With the Last Name Margaret

Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret was royalty. She holds the title Countess of Snowdon([[#Titles, styles, and Earl of Snowdon. Princess was born as the child of George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on August 21st, 1930 in Glamis Castle, Scotland, UK. She passed away on February 9th, 2002.

Saint Margaret

Saint Margaret was royalty. She was most active from 1070 to 1093. Saint was born as the child of Edward the Exile, Agatha, and wife of Edward the Exile in Kingdom of Hungary. She died on November 16th, 1093.


Margaret was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1286 to 1290. Margaret was born as the child of Eric II of Norway, Margaret of Scotland, and Queen of Norway on April 9th, 1283 in Tønsberg. She left this life on September 26th, 1290.

Duchess of Argyll Margaret

Duchess was given the name Ethel Margaret Whigham on December 1st, 1912 in Newton Mearns. She passed away on July 25th, 1993.

Princess Louise Margaret

Princess Louise Margaret was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn. Princess was born as the child of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1828–1885) and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau on July 25th, 1860 in Potsdam. She left this life on March 14th, 1917.

Duchess of Norfolk Margaret

Duchess of Norfolk Margaret was a noble. She died on March 24th, 1399.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Margaret U.S.
  White 76.72% 64.26%
  African American 13.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Margaret

People with the last name Margaret are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Margaret

  • What name lists does Margaret rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Margaret? Margaret is the 29th most popular name of all time. As a last name Margaret was the 96,368th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Margaret have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,254,976 babies born with the first name Margaret in the United States. That's more than enough people named Margaret to occupy the country of Bahrain with an estimated population of 1,234,571 (as of April 27, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Margaret? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,578 new born babies.
  • When was Margaret first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Margaret is Monday, October 2nd, 1826.
  • What year had the most people named Margaret born? The highest recorded use of the first name Margaret was in 1921 with a total of 28,468 babies. That's a lot of babies named Margaret!
  • Random Margaret Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Margaret ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 52 babies in Alabama have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Margaret: The name spelled backwards is Teragram. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Taeramrg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Margaret? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 189 people with the last name Margaret.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Margaret? Margaret is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Margaret name meaning

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