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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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Boys
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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
19762,6722,6666
19772,6362,62412
19782,6452,63411
19792,8382,8299
19802,8772,86017
19812,8042,79113
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
19903,3873,37017
19913,2043,19410
19923,2493,2418
19933,1663,1660
19943,1113,1047
19953,2313,22011
19963,1103,1046
19972,9632,9630
19982,9692,9627
19992,9572,9570
20003,1193,1190
20012,8952,8950
20022,6752,6750
20032,6282,6235
20042,4422,4357
20052,3112,3110
20062,1882,1880
20072,0242,0240
20081,8601,8600
20091,7611,7610
20101,6971,6970
20111,6981,6980
20121,7781,7726
20131,7651,7650
20141,9331,9330

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 first appeared 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 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Margaret" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 228 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 3,057 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Margaret" mean?

Margaret (English): Pearl

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

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

G is for goal, your eye on the future.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for realist, the way you are.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

T is for tender, loving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Teragram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Emtaragr". 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.

Where is the name Margaret popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Margaret in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Margaret

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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Past life for Margaret born Nov 28, 1955

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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