Margaret
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
MAHR-grit/MAHR-gə-rit
Meaning
Pearl
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Margaret originates in Greek language and means "pearl". It is derived from the Greek word margarites. 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". 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.

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Greta, Gretchen, Madge, Maggie, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarita, Margarite, Marge, Margot, Marguerite, Megan, Meta, Peggy, Rita, Mairead, Marita, Marjorie, Mamie, Reatha, Mazie

Famous Margarets

Margaret Thatcher - former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Margaret Taylor - U.S. First Lady in the 19th century
Margaret Allen - writer
Margaret of Anjou - royalty
Margaret Atwood - poet
Margaret Avery - actress
Margaret Barker - artist
Margaret Blackwood - published author
Margaret Brown - published author
Margaret Burnham - writer
Margaret Cameron - writer
Margaret Carlson - jazz artist
Margaret Clark - published author
Margaret Colin - actress
Margaret Deland - novelist

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