Margaret

Margaret - A very unique female name



  May 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Margaret, meaning pearl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #3. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Margaret and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Margaret? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Margaret. The baby girl name Margaret was given to 1,736 baby girls in 2012, ranking #177 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 814 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Margaret peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 3.



Famous with this name

Margaret O'Brien
Margaret Qualley
Margaret Colin


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Margaret is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Margaret is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #53 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #438.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Margaret is where you live.


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Margaret origin and meaning

Margaret is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means pearl. To see famous people named Margaret, pop culture references for the name Margaret and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Margaret

We've found the following names that sound similar to Margaret, sorted by popularity.

Marjorie / Marguerite / Margarita / Margery / Marjory / Margret / Margarette / Margarett / Maricruz / Margaretta /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012177
2011187
2010182
2009188
2008180
2007173
2006160
2005150
2004133
2003128
2002129
2001118
2000110
1999110
1998114
1997110
1996105
1995104
1994106
1993102
1992101
1991108
1990102
198997
198893
198791
198691
198590
198492
198392
198297
1981107
1980105
1979108
1978110
1977111
1976103
197599
197495
197394
197295
197186
197080
196973
196863
196758
196654
196552
196449
196346
196243
196140
196036
195936
195831
195729
195625
195524
195421
195320
195221
195117
195015
194914
194813
194716
194617
194515
194414
194314
194214
194112
194011
193910
19389
193710
19369
19358
19348
19337
19327
19317
19305
19295
19285
19275
19265
19255
19245
19234
19224
19214
19204
19194
19184
19174
19164
19154
19144
19134
19124
19113
19103

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia53
Massachusetts68
Vermont80
Virginia92
Illinois92
New Hampshire107
Alabama117
Minnesota122
Wisconsin122
South Carolina134
Montana134
Pennsylvania136
Michigan137
North Carolina137
Iowa139
Maryland144
Georgia144
Tennessee145
Connecticut148
Nebraska153
Indiana153
Ohio153
Missouri154
Maine155
Kansas164
Kentucky177
Oregon179
South Dakota180
New York182
Delaware194
Oklahoma204
Washington214
New Jersey220
Mississippi224
Utah245
Arkansas258
Louisiana263
Colorado286
Texas318
Arizona320
Florida359
California387
New Mexico438

Even more about Margaret


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Margaret a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Margaret?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Margaret
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 814
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,736

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