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Peggy

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293k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Peggy

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

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  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 Named Peggy

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 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 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 is a biochemistry.

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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 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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How popular is the baby name Peggy in the U.S.?

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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 1,066 1,066 0
1922 1,304 1,304 0
1923 1,592 1,592 0
1924 2,080 2,073 7
1925 2,328 2,322 6
1926 2,631 2,623 8
1927 2,867 2,857 10 #96 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 5,099 5,078 21 #42 girl name
1932 5,460 5,444 16 #40 girl name
1933 5,560 5,532 28 #36 girl name
1934 6,043 6,027 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 6,374 6,341 33 #35 girl name
1939 6,076 6,048 28 #34 girl name
1940 6,142 6,128 14 #37 girl name
1941 6,588 6,559 29 #39 girl name
1942 6,600 6,578 22 #42 girl name
1943 6,534 6,510 24 #41 girl name
1944 6,030 6,018 12 #45 girl name
1945 5,851 5,841 10 #45 girl name
1946 7,415 7,397 18 #43 girl name
1947 8,900 8,877 23 #42 girl name
1948 9,106 9,088 18 #38 girl name
1949 9,133 9,118 15 #38 girl name
1950 8,546 8,532 14 #41 girl name
1951 9,229 9,214 15 #40 girl name
1952 9,010 8,988 22 #43 girl name
1953 8,776 8,758 18 #44 girl name
1954 8,468 8,455 13 #48 girl name
1955 7,996 7,982 14 #51 girl name
1956 7,509 7,489 20 #63 girl name
1957 7,405 7,382 23 #62 girl name
1958 10,083 10,069 14 #42 girl name
1959 7,427 7,410 17 #57 girl name
1960 6,445 6,432 13 #69 girl name
1961 5,582 5,567 15 #88 girl name
1962 4,918 4,901 17 #93 girl name
1963 4,118 4,106 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 1,145 1,145 0
1974 943 943 0
1975 897 897 0
1976 764 759 5
1977 719 714 5
1978 613 613 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 17 17 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 13 13 0
2016 19 19 0

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Popularity of Peggy as a first name

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Common last names for Peggy

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  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
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  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Thompson
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Fun Facts about the name Peggy

  • How Popular is the name Peggy? Peggy is the 244th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Peggy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 293,360 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 10,069 babies. That's a lot of babies named Peggy!
  • Random Peggy Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Peggy ranks 59th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 76 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1928.
  • 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 Pgeyg. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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