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Gender: Female Meaning of Margo: "pearl" Origin of Margo: French, diminutive of Margaret

The name Margo is a girl's name of French origin meaning "pearl". Margo and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Margo

Margo Cathleen Harshman, American actress
Margo Martindale, American 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" Dydek, Polish basketball player
Margo Symington MacDonald, Scottish politician
Margaret Isabel Mabel "Margo" Durrell, younger sister of novelist Lawrence Durrell, featured in his Corfu novels

Pop Culture References for the name Margo

Margo Hughes, character on American soap opera As the World Turns
Margo Dunne, character in book/film Gone Girl
Margo Gru, character in the Despicable Me movies
Margo Roth Spiegelman, character in John Green's Paper Towns
Margo, character in film "Lars and the Real Girl"
Margo Dowling, film star character in the "U.S.A." trilogy by John Dos Passos
Margo Pike, Mallory Pike's sister in the Baby-Sitters club series by Ann M. Martin
Margo Masse, character in movie "Fear" played by Alyssa Milano
Margo Barclay, character from Perfect Harmony, by Barbara Wood
Margo Channing, character from the film, All About Eve
Margo, character in Siobhan Vivian's "The List"
Margo, a character in film Legally Blonde
Margo, a character in film Meet The Spartans
Margo Sherman, a character on animated series The Critic
Margo Leadbetter, a character on British TV series The Good Life
Margo Magee, character in newspaper comic strip Apartment 3G
Margo Lane, a character in The Shadow series
Margo Huntington, character on TV's The Edge of Night
Margo Hanson, a character on TV's The Magicians
Margo Bardem, character in the Ruby Redfort book series by Lauren Child

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