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

The name Margaux is a girl's name of French origin. Margaux and is often added to lists like International Variations of Margaret and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Margaux

Margaux Louise Hemingway, American model/actress; granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway
Margaux "Mocha" Uson, Filipina singer of group Mocha Girls
Margaux Isaksen, American Olympic pentathlete
Margaux Farrell, French Olympic swimmer
Margaux Avril, French pop singer
Margaux Dietz, Swedish blogger and influencer
Dominique Margaux Dawes, American gymnast
Margaux Capucine d'Arabian, daughter of American chef and TV host Melissa d'Arabian; twin of sister Oceane

Pop Culture References for the name Margaux

Margaux LeMarchal, character on TV's "Revenge"
Margaux Elizalde-Marasigan, character on Filipino TV series "Ina, Kapatid, Anak"