Names Searched Right Now:
Rate:
Follow:

Get email updates on Peggy

Gender: F Meaning of Peggy: "pearl" Origin of Peggy: Diminutive of Margaret, Greek

Popularity: this week.

Just when we had written off Peggy as the eternal perky, pug-nosed prom-queen she projected from the 1920s into the fifties, along came Mad Men, with intriguing mid-century characters with names like Joan and Betty--and Peggy, causing a bit of a re-think. MM's proto-feminist Peggy Olson was followed by Amy Adams's strong Oscar-nominated Peggy Dodd character in The Master.

Peggy has been used independently since the eighteenth century, later combined with other names such as Peggy Sue, made famous by the Buddy Holly song and the film Peggy Sue Got Married.

Some notable namesakes who have gone by Peggy include jazz singer Peggy Lee (born Norma), art patron Guggenheim (born Marguerite), skater Fleming, and author/speechwriter Noonan (born Margaret).

It's not likely that Peggy will ever regain the 31st position it held in 1937, but we can see it coming into somewhat wider use.

People who like Peggy also like:

Abbas   Anonna   Arava   Christelle   Delfina   Krystal   Leatrice   Maiya   Reta   Salvia   Urania   Valonia   Verbena   Wilda   Ynez Show me more names similar to Peggy Comment on Peggy

Famous People Named Peggy

Peggy Orenstein, American writer
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Lipton, American actress
Peggy Eaton, wife of Senator Eaton & center of "Petticoat Affair"
Margaret "Peggy" Shippen, wife of American traitor Benedict Arnold

Pop Culture References for the Name Peggy

Peggy Sue, protagonist of the eponymous '80s movie
Peggy Olsen, character from "Mad Men"
Peggy Fowler, character in "Mysterious Ways"
Margaret "Peggy" Dupree, character from movie "Camp Rock"
Peggy Hill, the wife of Hank Hill on the show "King of the Hill"
Peggy Eaton Affair, scandal led to dis-assembly of Jackson's cabinet
Margaret "Peggy" Wanker Bundy, character on the American sitcom "Married... with Children"

Peg, Pegeen, Pegg, Peggi, Peggie

Peggy's International Variations

Peigi (Scottish Gaelic)