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1.2m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Margaret

  • 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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,578 1,578 0 #6 girl name
1881 1,667 1,658 9 #5 girl name
1882 1,828 1,821 7 #6 girl name
1883 1,894 1,881 13 #6 girl name
1884 2,153 2,143 10 #6 girl name
1885 2,215 2,204 11 #5 girl name
1886 2,283 2,275 8 #6 girl name
1887 2,432 2,419 13 #5 girl name
1888 2,914 2,904 10 #5 girl name
1889 2,930 2,917 13 #4 girl name
1890 3,115 3,100 15 #4 girl name
1891 3,077 3,065 12 #3 girl name
1892 3,447 3,435 12 #4 girl name
1893 3,579 3,565 14 #4 girl name
1894 3,716 3,701 15 #3 girl name
1895 3,940 3,931 9 #4 girl name
1896 4,059 4,051 8 #4 girl name
1897 4,155 4,146 9 #4 girl name
1898 4,712 4,696 16 #4 girl name
1899 4,262 4,249 13 #4 girl name
1900 5,322 5,306 16 #4 girl name
1901 4,445 4,424 21 #4 girl name
1902 5,033 5,011 22 #4 girl name
1903 5,069 5,046 23 #4 girl name
1904 5,322 5,302 20 #4 girl name
1905 5,703 5,690 13 #3 girl name
1906 6,112 6,096 16 #3 girl name
1907 6,746 6,713 33 #3 girl name
1908 7,000 6,976 24 #3 girl name
1909 7,389 7,359 30 #3 girl name
1910 8,257 8,226 31 #3 girl name
1911 9,307 9,279 28 #3 girl name
1912 12,581 12,535 46 #4 girl name
1913 14,524 14,486 38 #4 girl name
1914 17,809 17,763 46 #4 girl name
1915 23,108 23,055 53 #4 girl name
1916 25,008 24,954 54 #4 girl name
1917 25,618 25,560 58 #4 girl name
1918 27,199 27,138 61 #4 girl name
1919 26,295 26,237 58 #4 girl name
1920 28,045 27,995 50 #4 girl name
1921 28,519 28,466 53 #4 girl name
1922 26,898 26,864 34 #4 girl name
1923 26,184 26,132 52 #4 girl name
1924 26,637 26,549 88 #5 girl name
1925 24,545 24,465 80 #5 girl name
1926 23,160 23,069 91 #5 girl name
1927 22,048 21,961 87 #5 girl name
1928 20,378 20,291 87 #5 girl name
1929 19,279 19,203 76 #5 girl name
1930 18,421 18,351 70 #5 girl name
1931 17,408 17,333 75 #7 girl name
1932 16,632 16,544 88 #7 girl name
1933 15,297 15,238 59 #7 girl name
1934 15,210 15,146 64 #8 girl name
1935 14,790 14,718 72 #8 girl name
1936 14,674 14,593 81 #9 girl name
1937 15,213 15,145 68 #10 girl name
1938 15,392 15,327 65 #9 girl name
1939 15,017 14,951 66 #10 girl name
1940 15,123 15,057 66 #11 girl name
1941 15,744 15,694 50 #12 girl name
1942 16,616 16,552 64 #14 girl name
1943 17,207 17,146 61 #14 girl name
1944 16,358 16,318 40 #14 girl name
1945 15,721 15,684 37 #15 girl name
1946 18,175 18,133 42 #17 girl name
1947 20,151 20,103 48 #16 girl name
1948 18,909 18,869 40 #13 girl name
1949 19,496 19,455 41 #14 girl name
1950 18,134 18,102 32 #15 girl name
1951 17,719 17,683 36 #17 girl name
1952 17,114 17,088 26 #21 girl name
1953 16,241 16,207 34 #20 girl name
1954 15,250 15,223 27 #21 girl name
1955 14,469 14,433 36 #24 girl name
1956 13,946 13,918 28 #25 girl name
1957 13,055 13,012 43 #29 girl name
1958 12,343 12,313 30 #31 girl name
1959 11,598 11,574 24 #36 girl name
1960 11,396 11,367 29 #36 girl name
1961 10,579 10,541 38 #40 girl name
1962 10,119 10,079 40 #43 girl name
1963 9,323 9,304 19 #46 girl name
1964 9,133 9,113 20 #49 girl name
1965 7,815 7,791 24 #52 girl name
1966 6,988 6,962 26 #54 girl name
1967 6,252 6,225 27 #58 girl name
1968 5,456 5,439 17 #63 girl name
1969 5,062 5,042 20 #73 girl name
1970 4,725 4,707 18 #80 girl name
1971 4,013 4,001 12 #86 girl name
1972 3,303 3,287 16 #95 girl name
1973 3,181 3,168 13 #94 girl name
1974 3,104 3,093 11 #95 girl name
1975 2,964 2,951 13 #98 girl name
1976 2,672 2,666 6
1977 2,636 2,624 12
1978 2,645 2,634 11
1979 2,838 2,829 9
1980 2,877 2,860 17
1981 2,804 2,791 13
1982 3,012 2,998 14 #97 girl name
1983 2,959 2,942 17 #92 girl name
1984 3,057 3,042 15 #92 girl name
1985 3,086 3,070 16 #90 girl name
1986 3,087 3,077 10 #91 girl name
1987 3,154 3,143 11 #90 girl name
1988 3,151 3,138 13 #93 girl name
1989 3,319 3,285 34 #97 girl name
1990 3,387 3,370 17
1991 3,204 3,194 10
1992 3,249 3,241 8
1993 3,166 3,166 0
1994 3,111 3,104 7
1995 3,231 3,220 11
1996 3,110 3,104 6
1997 2,963 2,963 0
1998 2,969 2,962 7
1999 2,957 2,957 0
2000 3,119 3,119 0
2001 2,895 2,895 0
2002 2,675 2,675 0
2003 2,628 2,623 5
2004 2,442 2,435 7
2005 2,311 2,311 0
2006 2,188 2,188 0
2007 2,024 2,024 0
2008 1,860 1,860 0
2009 1,761 1,761 0
2010 1,697 1,697 0
2011 1,698 1,698 0
2012 1,778 1,772 6
2013 1,765 1,765 0
2014 1,933 1,933 0

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 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Margaret" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 21 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of 13,946 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.

English

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Margaret Thatcher

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

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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.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

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

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Past life for Margaret born Dec 28, 1930

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 Western Russia approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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