French, diminutive of Margaret

Margo Origin and Meaning

The name Margo is a girl's name of French origin meaning "pearl".

Margo and Margot sound exactly the same, so why has the Margot spelling hopped back onto the Top 1000, outpacing Margo in numbers more than two to one? (Over 350 baby girls were named Margot in the most recent year, versus 150 named Margo.)

Credit the Gwyneth Paltrow character Margot in The Royal Tennenbaums and hot Australian star Margot Robbie. And maybe to some parents, the Margot spelling seems more like a complete name.

But it may also create some pronunciation confusion. And Margo gives you the same blend of fashionable o-ending and classic feel.

# 542 in the US

Margo Rank in US Top 1000

# 636 on Nameberry

Margo Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Margo Popularity

Famous People Named Margo

  • Margo Cathleen HarshmanAmerican actress
  • Margo MartindaleAmerican Actress
  • Margo Rey (born Margarita Reymundo)Mexican,American singer,songwriter
  • Margo (born María Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell)Mexican,American actress
  • Margo (born Margeret Catherine O'Donnell)Irish country music singer
  • Małgorzata "Margo" DydekPolish basketball player
  • Margo Symington MacDonaldScottish politician
  • Margaret Isabel Mabel "Margo" Durrellyounger sister of novelist Lawrence Durrell, featured in his Corfu novels

Margo in Pop Culture

  • Margo Hughescharacter on American soap opera As the World Turns
  • Margo Dunnecharacter in book/film Gone Girl
  • Margo Grucharacter in the Despicable Me movies
  • Margo Lanecharacter in The Shadow series
  • Margo Roth Spiegelmancharacter in John Green's Paper Towns
  • Margocharacter in film "Lars and the Real Girl"
  • Margo Dowlingfilm star character in the "U.S.A." trilogy by John Dos Passos
  • Margo PikeMallory Pike's sister in the Baby,Sitters club series by Ann M. Martin
  • Margo Massecharacter in movie "Fear" played by Alyssa Milano
  • Margo Barclaycharacter from Perfect Harmony, by Barbara Wood
  • Margo Channingcharacter from the film, All About Eve
  • Margocharacter in Siobhan Vivian's "The List"
  • Margoa character in film Meet The Spartans
  • Margo Shermana character on animated series The Critic
  • Margo Leadbettera character on British TV series The Good Life
  • Margo Mageecharacter in newspaper comic strip Apartment 3G
  • Margo Huntingtoncharacter on TV's The Edge of Night
  • Margo Hansona character on TV's The Magicians
  • Margo Bardemcharacter in the Ruby Redfort book series by Lauren Child