Gender: Female Origin of Margaux: French spelling variation of Margo

Margaux Origin and Meaning

The name Margaux is a girl's name of French origin.

Yes, it's pronounced with a long o sound at the end, just like Margo and Margot. This spelling was popularized by supermodel, actress, and tragic Hemingway granddaughter Margaux, whose name spelling came courtesy of a bottle of French wine. (The original spelling of her name was Margot; she changed it when she heard her parents were drinking a bottle of Chateau Margaux the night she was conceived.) Margo itself is a diminutive of Margaret, which means "pearl" or, in its French version, "daisy." Margaret or Marguerite would be more stylish variations now.

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ivy194 Says:


Personally, I prefer Margot. This spelling is nice, though.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


At least this removes the "maggot" association.

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


Beautiful. I just worry about how people would pronounce it.

CDG Says:


Thank you Sophie Jade! :)

CookieCrumbs Says:


This is my sister's nickname (her given name is Megan). She's also gone by Merlin in the past.

cj85 Says:


I prefer the Margot spelling. Margaux looks so pretentious.

sophiejade Says:


Margaux Juniper is lovely!

CDG Says:


We just named our daughter Margaux Juniper. We get tons of compliments on her name! It fits her perfectly!

CDG Says:


Love this name! So adorable yet wonderful for a young woman!

EvaThyssen Says:


This is my favourite spelling.

connor Says:


Do any boys have this name?

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Why do you have so many middle names?

gummybear0724 Says:


Even though I know how it's pronounced, I always pronounce it as it's written. Prefer Margo

EW314 Says:


This is the only spelling of the name I dislike. I love the sound, but prefer classic Margot or spunky Margo.

NicoletteEMCC Says:


My second middle name is Margaux (number two of three middle names) and I for one think it is nice. I believe I was given Margaux as a middle name in order to appease some relations in the Margaux region of France who were displeased I wasn't named after one of our mutual ancestors, so at least it has a slightly interesting story behind it! I do,at any rate, think it is a better spelling than other forms of the name, so I cannot complain, however when I was younger ( I might add I just turned fourteen a week ago and I am simply on this website for story character names) I wasn't at all keen on it and would simply go by my other two middle names, making me Nicolette Elizabeth Charlotte.

esita Says:


Best spelling of this name, in my opinion.

Myosotis Says:


Definitely prefer this spelling to Margot or Margo. Margot reminds me of maggots, and Margo just looks like it's missing something, whereas Margaux looks a lot more sophisticated (to me anyway).

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I know it's French but this spelling is not attractive to my eye. I prefer Margot.

kitchi1 Says:


I used to think Margaux looked a bit rough, but not really anymore...I see it as a stylish French name now. Not sure if I like Margaux or Margot better.

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FormerlyPerls Says:


My little lady was born last August and she is named Margaux. We love it. It is unique, but not "off the charts" unique. We call her Margs for fun and the name fits her so well.

unicornluvgirl Says:


I think it's adorable and vintage. :)

rabia_chrisden Says:


Yes this name has the wine association but there's something about it that makes it cool. I like it! It seems spunky