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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 baby 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 2,152 2,142 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 5,320 5,304 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 25,006 24,952 54 #4 girl name
1917 25,618 25,560 58 #4 girl name
1918 27,201 27,140 61 #4 girl name
1919 26,295 26,237 58 #4 girl name
1920 28,047 27,997 50 #4 girl name
1921 28,519 28,466 53 #4 girl name
1922 26,896 26,862 34 #4 girl name
1923 26,186 26,134 52 #4 girl name
1924 26,637 26,549 88 #5 girl name
1925 24,545 24,465 80 #5 girl name
1926 23,161 23,070 91 #5 girl name
1927 22,047 21,960 87 #5 girl name
1928 20,381 20,294 87 #5 girl name
1929 19,282 19,206 76 #5 girl name
1930 18,421 18,351 70 #5 girl name
1931 17,409 17,334 75 #7 girl name
1932 16,632 16,544 88 #7 girl name
1933 15,300 15,241 59 #7 girl name
1934 15,210 15,146 64 #8 girl name
1935 14,790 14,718 72 #8 girl name
1936 14,675 14,594 81 #9 girl name
1937 15,212 15,144 68 #10 girl name
1938 15,394 15,329 65 #9 girl name
1939 15,016 14,950 66 #10 girl name
1940 15,124 15,058 66 #11 girl name
1941 15,745 15,695 50 #12 girl name
1942 16,615 16,551 64 #14 girl name
1943 17,209 17,148 61 #14 girl name
1944 16,359 16,319 40 #14 girl name
1945 15,720 15,683 37 #15 girl name
1946 18,174 18,132 42 #17 girl name
1947 20,149 20,101 48 #16 girl name
1948 18,911 18,871 40 #13 girl name
1949 19,495 19,454 41 #14 girl name
1950 18,139 18,107 32 #15 girl name
1951 17,726 17,690 36 #17 girl name
1952 17,114 17,088 26 #21 girl name
1953 16,239 16,205 34 #20 girl name
1954 15,252 15,225 27 #21 girl name
1955 14,469 14,433 36 #24 girl name
1956 13,944 13,916 28 #25 girl name
1957 13,054 13,011 43 #29 girl name
1958 12,343 12,313 30 #31 girl name
1959 11,596 11,572 24 #36 girl name
1960 11,397 11,368 29 #36 girl name
1961 10,579 10,541 38 #40 girl name
1962 10,119 10,079 40 #43 girl name
1963 9,324 9,305 19 #46 girl name
1964 9,133 9,113 20 #49 girl name
1965 7,816 7,792 24 #52 girl name
1966 6,988 6,962 26 #54 girl name
1967 6,253 6,226 27 #58 girl name
1968 5,455 5,438 17 #63 girl name
1969 5,065 5,045 20 #73 girl name
1970 4,723 4,705 18 #80 girl name
1971 4,013 4,001 12 #86 girl name
1972 3,302 3,286 16 #95 girl name
1973 3,182 3,169 13 #94 girl name
1974 3,102 3,092 10 #95 girl name
1975 2,965 2,952 13 #98 girl name
1976 2,673 2,667 6
1977 2,636 2,624 12
1978 2,645 2,634 11
1979 2,839 2,830 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 3,085 3,069 16 #90 girl name
1986 3,090 3,080 10 #89 girl name
1987 3,155 3,144 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 3,120 3,120 0
2001 2,895 2,895 0
2002 2,674 2,674 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 2,025 2,025 0
2008 1,860 1,860 0
2009 1,762 1,762 0
2010 1,697 1,697 0
2011 1,698 1,698 0
2012 1,779 1,773 6
2013 1,769 1,769 0
2014 1,945 1,945 0
2015 2,089 2,089 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Margaret baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,245,884 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 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Margaret" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 150 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 15,745 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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Where is the name Margaret popular?

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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.

Margaret Thatcher

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

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Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho is a comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Margaret was born in 1968 as Margaret Moran Cho in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a novelist, poet, businesswoman, and environmental activist. Margaret was born in 1939 as Margaret Eleanor Atwood in :Ottawa, :Ontario, :Canada.

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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead is an anthropologist. Margaret was born in 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Margaret

Margaret Brennan
Margaret Hamilton
Margaret Dumont
Margaret Keane
Margaret Of Anjou
Margaret Sanger
Margaret Colin

Alternative Meanings

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

Your name in reverse order is "Teragram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Emrgatar". 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 Feb 20, 1986

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 Northern Canada approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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