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

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.

Famous People Named Margo

Margo Cathleen Harshman, American actress
Margo Martindale, American Actress
Margo Rey, singer-songwriter
Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player

Pop Culture References for the name Margo

Margo Dunne, character in Gone Girl
Margo, played by Miranda Cosgrove in the movie 'Despicable Me'
Margo Roth Spiegelman, the female lead of John Green's novel Paper Towns.
Margo, character in "Lars and the Real Girl"
Margo Dowling, film star in the "U.S.A." trilogy (1930-36) by John Dos Passos
Margo Pike, Mallory Pike's sister in the Baby-Sitters club series by Ann M. Martin
Margo Masse, from movie "Fear" played by Alyssa Milano
Margo Barclay, character from Perfect Harmony, by Barbara Wood
Margo Channing, character from the film, All About Eve, played by Bette Davis
Margo, character in Siobhan Vivian's "The List"

Margaux, Margaro, Mago