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Gender: F Pronunciation: MAR-go Meaning of Margot: "pearl" Origin of Margot: French, diminutive of Margaret Margot's Popularity in 2016: #433

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 rose more than 150 places in 2016, when she reached her highest ranking ever at Number 433. The Margot spelling now outstrips Margo more than two to 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 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"