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Peggy

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 13 0
1882 6 6 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 9 9 0
1885 11 11 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 17 17 0
1888 14 14 0
1889 13 13 0
1890 23 23 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 25 25 0
1893 34 34 0
1894 33 33 0
1895 46 46 0
1896 45 45 0
1897 47 47 0
1898 58 58 0
1899 51 51 0
1900 77 77 0
1901 64 64 0
1902 82 82 0
1903 93 93 0
1904 111 111 0
1905 106 106 0
1906 140 140 0
1907 115 115 0
1908 150 150 0
1909 162 162 0
1910 204 204 0
1911 192 192 0
1912 251 251 0
1913 276 276 0
1914 373 373 0
1915 423 423 0
1916 554 554 0
1917 580 580 0
1918 735 735 0
1919 735 735 0
1920 875 875 0
1921 1,067 1,067 0
1922 1,303 1,303 0
1923 1,592 1,592 0
1924 2,080 2,073 7
1925 2,328 2,322 6
1926 2,630 2,622 8
1927 2,867 2,857 10 #95 girl name
1928 3,390 3,381 9 #76 girl name
1929 3,795 3,779 16 #70 girl name
1930 4,098 4,084 14 #67 girl name
1931 5,097 5,076 21 #42 girl name
1932 5,461 5,445 16 #40 girl name
1933 5,561 5,533 28 #36 girl name
1934 6,041 6,025 16 #36 girl name
1935 5,297 5,269 28 #36 girl name
1936 6,100 6,066 34 #35 girl name
1937 6,404 6,376 28 #31 girl name
1938 6,375 6,342 33 #35 girl name
1939 6,075 6,047 28 #34 girl name
1940 6,142 6,128 14 #37 girl name
1941 6,588 6,559 29 #39 girl name
1942 6,601 6,579 22 #42 girl name
1943 6,533 6,509 24 #41 girl name
1944 6,029 6,017 12 #45 girl name
1945 5,851 5,841 10 #45 girl name
1946 7,416 7,398 18 #43 girl name
1947 8,900 8,877 23 #42 girl name
1948 9,104 9,086 18 #38 girl name
1949 9,134 9,119 15 #38 girl name
1950 8,545 8,531 14 #41 girl name
1951 9,229 9,214 15 #40 girl name
1952 9,010 8,988 22 #43 girl name
1953 8,777 8,759 18 #44 girl name
1954 8,470 8,457 13 #48 girl name
1955 7,995 7,981 14 #51 girl name
1956 7,507 7,487 20 #63 girl name
1957 7,402 7,379 23 #62 girl name
1958 10,086 10,072 14 #42 girl name
1959 7,425 7,408 17 #57 girl name
1960 6,447 6,434 13 #69 girl name
1961 5,581 5,566 15 #88 girl name
1962 4,917 4,900 17 #93 girl name
1963 4,117 4,105 12
1964 3,851 3,844 7
1965 3,116 3,105 11
1966 2,658 2,650 8
1967 2,274 2,261 13
1968 2,121 2,115 6
1969 2,066 2,057 9
1970 1,912 1,900 12
1971 1,699 1,690 9
1972 1,345 1,345 0
1973 1,146 1,146 0
1974 943 943 0
1975 897 897 0
1976 764 759 5
1977 719 714 5
1978 614 614 0
1979 518 518 0
1980 489 489 0
1981 437 437 0
1982 367 367 0
1983 284 284 0
1984 328 328 0
1985 250 250 0
1986 256 256 0
1987 233 233 0
1988 227 227 0
1989 214 214 0
1990 181 181 0
1991 147 147 0
1992 124 124 0
1993 114 114 0
1994 98 98 0
1995 91 91 0
1996 66 66 0
1997 77 77 0
1998 55 55 0
1999 51 51 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 42 42 0
2002 33 33 0
2003 33 33 0
2004 21 21 0
2005 34 34 0
2006 32 32 0
2007 32 32 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 27 27 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 24 24 0
2012 25 25 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 13 13 0

Fun Facts about the name Peggy

  • How many people with the first name Peggy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 293,334 babies born with the first name Peggy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Peggy to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Peggy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Peggy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Peggy is Friday, November 10th, 1826.
  • What year had the most people named Peggy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Peggy was in 1958 with a total of 10,072 babies. That's a lot of babies named Peggy!
  • Random Peggy Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Peggy ranks 59th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 39 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Peggy: Your name in reverse order is Yggep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ggepy. How do you pronounce that?

Where is the name Peggy popular?

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Popularity of Peggy as a first name

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Popularity of Peggy as a last name

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Common last names for Peggy

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  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Lewis

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Peggy

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

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Margaret, also used as a formal given name.

Peggy was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Name Peggy

Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). She has had major accomplishments since 1965. Peggy was given the name Margaret Ann Lipton on August 30th, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane is an artist. Margaret was given the name Peggy Doris Hawkins on September 15th, 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. Margaret is also known as Peggy Ulbrich, MDH Keane, and Margaret McGuire.

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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee was a singer, actress, songwriter, and singing. She was most prominent from 1941 to 2000. Peggy was given the name Norma Deloris Egstrom on May 26th, 1920 in , U.S.A. She breathed her last breath on January 21st, 2002.

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Peggy Annette Whitson

Peggy Annette Whitson is a biochemistry.

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Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim was a famous individual. Peggy was given the name Marguerite Guggenheim on August 26th, 1898. She breathed her last breath on December 23rd, 1979.

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Peggy Ann Garner

Peggy Ann Garner was an actress, real estate agent, fleet car executive, real estate broker, fleet vehicle, and fleet carexecutive. Her career lasted from 1938 to 1984. Peggy was born on February 3rd, 1932 in Canton, Ohio, US. She breathed her last breath on October 16th, 1984.

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  • Peggy Noonan
    (author)
  • Peggy March
    (singing)
  • Harriet Nelson
    (notable individual)
  • Peggy Wood
    (actress)
  • Peggy Cass
    (american actress)
  • Peggy Seeger
    (musician)
  • Peggy Fleming
    (figure skater)
  • Peggy McCay
    (actress)
  • Peggy McIntaggart
    (noteworthy human)
  • Margaret Kerry
    (actress)
  • Peggy Stewart
    (actress)
  • Peggy Cartwright
    (actor)
  • Peggy Hopkins Joyce
    (actress)
  • Peggy Fears
    (leading human)

What does the name Peggy mean?

Pis for proud, you can hold your head up!

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Gis for grand, the life you will live.

Gis for gem, the jewel you are.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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