French variation of Margaret; also a flower name
"pearl; daisy"

Marguerite Origin and Meaning

The name Marguerite is a girl's name of French origin meaning "pearl; daisy".

Marguerite is a classic French name with a remnant of old-fashioned Gallic charm; and is also a variety of daisy. Chic again in Paris, it's definitely ripe for revival here.

Another reason you might want to consider it: Saint Marguerite was an adventurous 17th century nun who set up schools throughout wilderness Quebec. Marguerite has also been a French royal name.

Marguerite was in the Top 100 in this country from 1890 to 1921.

Probably its most famous fictional bearer is Marguerite Gautier, tragic heroine of the Alexandre Dumas novel La Dame aux Camelias, known in film as Camille and played most notably by Greta Garbo. Marguerite is also the heroine of Gounod's Faust and the Scarlet Pimpernel novels.

Marguerite Duras wrote many novels, plays and films, most notably the bestselling L'Amant (The Lover,) which became a successful film, and she also was the screenwriter of Hiroshima mon amour.

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite; it was her younger brother who shortened it.

# 966 in the US

Marguerite Rank in US Top 1000

# 1089 on Nameberry

Marguerite Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Marguerite Popularity

Famous People Named Marguerite

  • Saint Marguerite BourgeoysFrench,Canadian nun
  • Marguerite Louise d'OrléansGrand Duchess consort of Cosimo III de' Medici of Tuscany
  • Marguerite de NavarrePrincess of France, Queen consort of Henry II of Navarre
  • Marguerite HenryAmerican children's novelist
  • Marguerite Georges (born MargueriteJosephine Weimer), French actress
  • Marguerite MoreauAmerican actress
  • Marguerite MacIntyreAmerican actress
  • Marguerite Yourcenar (born Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerck de Crayencour)Belgian novelist
  • (Hilda Elise) Marguerite PattenEnglish cookery writer and TV personality
  • Marguerite Alice "Missy" LeHandsecretary to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt
  • Marguerite Ann Johnsonbirth name of American author Maya Angelou
  • Marguerite "Dixy Lee" RayAmerican politician; 17th governor of Washington
  • Marguerite DurasFrench writer and film director
  • Marguerite StimpsonAmerican actress
  • Marguerite MonnotFrench composer and songwriter
  • Marguerite WhittenAmerican actress
  • Marguerite ChapmanAmerican actress
  • Marguerite BennettAmerican comic book writer
  • MargueriteCharlotte Pécoul, French wife and model for painter Jacques,Louis David
  • Marguerite De La MotteAmerican actress

Marguerite in Pop Culture

  • Marguerite Kingcharacter in film Swing High, Swing Low
  • Marguerite Gautiermain character in La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas and film "Camille"(1936)
  • Marguerite St. Justmain female character in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' series
  • Marguerite Cainemain character in A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray aka Amy Vincent
  • Margueritewife of Eddie in 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom
  • Margueritethe heroine of Gounod's opera Faust
  • Tomoe Margueritecharacter in the anime and manga My,Otome
  • "Marguerite Volant" Canadian miniseries and its main character
  • Marguerite Francois Louise de Ghentevil stepsister to Danielle in "Ever After"
  • Marguerite Bakercharacter in the video game "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard"
  • Marguerite "Maggie" Vogel from the 2015 film Maggie