- this week

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 Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rank these Names! (Girls)".

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.

Find other names based on Margot using our baby name generator.

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"