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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MAR-go Meaning of Margot: "pearl" Origin of Margot: French, diminutive of Margaret Margot's Popularity in 2017: #361

The name Margot is a girl's name of French origin meaning "pearl". Margot is ranked #361 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimintation Game!".

From the experts:

Margot, a French pet form of Marguerite, is a name that's suddenly a star again. After a nearly-half century absence, it hopped back on the Top 1000 list in 2013 and is on the rise. The Margot is now more popular than the Margo one.

Makes sense, as Margot is a name that has a lot going for it: spelled with or without the final 't', it's one of the few girls’ names with the dynamic o-ending sound; it's familiar, yet uncommon enough to be distinctive.

Movie buffs will remember Bette Davis's archetypal role as Margo Channing in All About Eve (the actress named her own daughter Margot), while balletomanes will associate the name with the great English dancer Margot Fonteyn (born Margaret).

In the film Margot at the Wedding, Margot was played by Nicole Kidman; in The Royal Tenenbaums, Gwyneth Paltrow was Margot T. Gorgeous Australian actress Margot Robbie has made an impact here in the film The Wolf of Wall Street. Trivia note: Margaux Hemingway was originally Margot, but changed the spelling to honor the wine from the French village of Margaux that was drunk by her parents on the night she was conceived.

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Famous People Named Margot

Margot Fonteyn (de Arias) (born Margaret Evelyn Hookham), English ballerina
Margot Betti Frank, sister of diarist Anne Frank
Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder, American actress
Margot Susanna Adler, American radio journalist
Margot Elise Robbie, Australian actress
Margot Hielscher, German singer/actress
Margot Eskens, German pop singer
Carolyn "Margot" aka Rollo, late Nameberry user
Margot Cullum (b. 2013), daughter of singer Jamie Cullum and model Sophie Dahl
Margot Joyce (b. 2015), daughter of TV personality Dan Joyce of Dirty Sanchez
Margot Brown (b. 2016), daughter of actors Jessie Cave and Alfie Brown

Pop Culture References for the name Margot

Margot Song Covey, character in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before", "P.S. I Still Love You" and "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" by Jenny Han
Margot Tenenbaum, character in movie "The Royal Tenenbaums"
Margot Lane, supporting character on 1930s-50s radio show "The Shadow"
Margot Leadbetter, character on TV's "The Good Life"
Margot Sleator, character on TV's "Channel Zero"
Margot Verger, character in the Hannibal Lecter series
Margot, main character in Ray Bradbury story "All Summer in a Day"
Margot, one of Elle Wood's 3 delta nu friends from "Legally Blonde"


josephinedagnall Says:


One of the main characters from the French film 'Tell No One'.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


Such a beautiful name.

MargotBear Says:


This is my name!!!! I love my name, however it is always pronounced wrong. I often get mistaken for Margaret as well.

mamanmia Says:


makes me think of Anne Frank's sister

madsiemary Says:


I like the spelling 'Margo' a little bit more than 'Margot'. But, I think I would give my daughter this spelling if it were to come to it. Purely because people would most likely spell it like this constantly and it would irk me that they were spelling her name wrong. I just can't help but pronounce it 'Mar-got' in my head whenever I see it.

indiefendi2 Says:


Margot Robbie has done what Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson have done for their names.

cj85 Says:


I think the Margaux spelling is so pretentious.

flamingo Says:


I never liked this name until I taught a girl named Margot... now the name screams personality and sass! I love Margot with a T at the end. So classy.

bordercollie Says:


Never liked this name. The pronunciation is likely to be butchered (I only just realized it's MAR-go not MAR-got).

MadisonMaryLeigh Says:


I have loved the name Margot for a very long time (though I have to admit, I would spell it Margo not Margot as the T at the end reminds me of Maggot and I'm ALWAYS pronouncing it as Mar-Got inside my head). I always thought it wasn't super popular and my child wouldn't have to be 'Margo M' or 'Margo number 2' or something along those lines (then again, my sisters name, whose account I'm using, was the most popular girls name the year she was born and she's the only Madison at her school) but now there's Margot Robbie, whom I adore, and I feel as though everyone is going to start naming their children after here due to how popular Suicide Squad was. I really hope not, I've never been keen on the idea of giving my child a popular name.

Carol Says:


i never knew that was her name i always just called that character "Elaine"

Carol Says:


could always drop the t or do the "french thing", Margaux

Akfox Says:


Named my daughter Margot. One nurse at the hospital said she hadn't delivered a Margot in over thirty years, and everybody who asks her name loves how unique and refined it sounds.

connor Says:


Do some boys have this name?

autumnreverie Says:


Its spelling is very unattractive. I can't separate the name's spelling from its similarity to maggot.

Guest Says:


There are five Margot/Margo/Margauxs in my daughter's small preschool, including my daughter. I feel like this is going to be the next Emma or Olivia.

ThistleThorn Says:


I like this name. I know Margarets that go by Margot and just Margots. I think it looks much better with the -t.

JoJobear Says:


So, so, so cute! One of my favorite "o" ending names along with Shiloh

Saffron_Rice Says:


Classy and elegant like Dame Margot Fonteyn.

Guest Says:


Margot Robbie made this name beautiful to me. She's drop dead gorgeous!

rq79 Says:


Doesn't anybody automatically think of the neighbor lady in Christmas Vacation!?

"And why is the carpet all wet, *Todd*?"
" I don't *know*, Margo(t)"
lol strongly dislike this name!

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I'm sorry but I picture maggots when I see this name.

Alicia1 Says:


This feels like a pretty classic name. I dont know anyone with this name, not sure why. Very classy!

mabespark Says:


So cute! Spunky, sweet and vintage - this is a great name.