in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • #29 All Time
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93k Marguerite (French)
39k Margarita (Spanish)
< 1k Margrit (German)
< 1k Margreet (Netherlands)

How popular is the name "Margaret" in the U.S.?

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801,5781,5780#6 girl name
18811,6671,6589#5 girl name
18821,8281,8217#6 girl name
18831,8941,88113#6 girl name
18842,1532,14310#6 girl name
18852,2152,20411#5 girl name
18862,2832,2758#6 girl name
18872,4322,41913#5 girl name
18882,9142,90410#5 girl name
18892,9302,91713#4 girl name
18903,1153,10015#4 girl name
18913,0773,06512#3 girl name
18923,4473,43512#4 girl name
18933,5793,56514#4 girl name
18943,7163,70115#3 girl name
18953,9403,9319#4 girl name
18964,0594,0518#4 girl name
18974,1554,1469#4 girl name
18984,7124,69616#4 girl name
18994,2624,24913#4 girl name
19005,3225,30616#4 girl name
19014,4454,42421#4 girl name
19025,0335,01122#4 girl name
19035,0695,04623#4 girl name
19045,3225,30220#4 girl name
19055,7035,69013#3 girl name
19066,1126,09616#3 girl name
19076,7466,71333#3 girl name
19087,0006,97624#3 girl name
19097,3897,35930#3 girl name
19108,2578,22631#3 girl name
19119,3079,27928#3 girl name
191212,58112,53546#4 girl name
191314,52414,48638#4 girl name
191417,80917,76346#4 girl name
191523,10823,05553#4 girl name
191625,00824,95454#4 girl name
191725,61825,56058#4 girl name
191827,19927,13861#4 girl name
191926,29526,23758#4 girl name
192028,04527,99550#4 girl name
192128,51928,46653#4 girl name
192226,89826,86434#4 girl name
192326,18426,13252#4 girl name
192426,63726,54988#5 girl name
192524,54524,46580#5 girl name
192623,16023,06991#5 girl name
192722,04821,96187#5 girl name
192820,37820,29187#5 girl name
192919,27919,20376#5 girl name
193018,42118,35170#5 girl name
193117,40817,33375#7 girl name
193216,63216,54488#7 girl name
193315,29715,23859#7 girl name
193415,21015,14664#8 girl name
193514,79014,71872#8 girl name
193614,67414,59381#9 girl name
193715,21315,14568#10 girl name
193815,39215,32765#9 girl name
193915,01714,95166#10 girl name
194015,12315,05766#11 girl name
194115,74415,69450#12 girl name
194216,61616,55264#14 girl name
194317,20717,14661#14 girl name
194416,35816,31840#14 girl name
194515,72115,68437#15 girl name
194618,17518,13342#17 girl name
194720,15120,10348#16 girl name
194818,90918,86940#13 girl name
194919,49619,45541#14 girl name
195018,13418,10232#15 girl name
195117,71917,68336#17 girl name
195217,11417,08826#21 girl name
195316,24116,20734#20 girl name
195415,25015,22327#21 girl name
195514,46914,43336#24 girl name
195613,94613,91828#25 girl name
195713,05513,01243#29 girl name
195812,34312,31330#31 girl name
195911,59811,57424#36 girl name
196011,39611,36729#36 girl name
196110,57910,54138#40 girl name
196210,11910,07940#43 girl name
19639,3239,30419#46 girl name
19649,1339,11320#49 girl name
19657,8157,79124#52 girl name
19666,9886,96226#54 girl name
19676,2526,22527#58 girl name
19685,4565,43917#63 girl name
19695,0625,04220#73 girl name
19704,7254,70718#80 girl name
19714,0134,00112#86 girl name
19723,3033,28716#95 girl name
19733,1813,16813#94 girl name
19743,1043,09311#95 girl name
19752,9642,95113#98 girl name
19823,0122,99814#97 girl name
19832,9592,94217#92 girl name
19843,0573,04215#92 girl name
19853,0863,07016#90 girl name
19863,0873,07710#91 girl name
19873,1543,14311#90 girl name
19883,1513,13813#93 girl name
19893,3193,28534#97 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Margaret? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,243,750 babies born with the name Margaret in the United States. That's more than enough Margarets to occupy the country of Bahrain with an estimated population of 1,234,571 (as of April 27, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,578 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Margaret" was in 1921 with a total of 28,466 babies. (That's a lot of baby Margarets)

According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Margaret" ranks #66 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 171 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 9,323 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Margaret" mean? The list below shows the origins of Margaret as well as things modernly associated with the name Margaret such as celebrities named Margaret.


Origin and Meaning of Margaret

The name "Margaret" is of English origin, and it means "Pearl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Meg was born in 1961 as Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.


Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Maggie was born in 1983 as Margaret Grace Denig in Worthington, Ohio, U.S.


Maggie Q

Maggie Q is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Maggie was born in 1979 as Margaret Denise Quigley in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.


LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes is a singer, songwriter, actress, and author specializing in country and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. LeAnn was born in 1982 as Margaret LeAnn Rimes in Jackson, Mississippi, United States.


Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher is an officeholder. Margaret was born in 1925 as Margaret Hilda Roberts in Grantham, Lincolnshire England.


Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1952 to present. Maggie was born in 1934 as Margaret Natalie Smith in Ilford, Essex, England.


Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

Your name in reverse order is "Teragram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Gramtear". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Margaret born Jan 5, 1997

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 925. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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