Gender: Female Meaning of Meg: "pearl" Origin of Meg: Diminutive of Margaret

Meg Origin and Meaning

The name Meg is a girl's name of English, Greek origin meaning "pearl".

Meg, perennially one of the Little Women, is a Margaret short form that manages to be neither quite in nor quite out of style. Meg is sleeker and more sophisticated than Maggie, more contemporary than Peg, more stylish than Megan, and still one of the best diminutives of Margaret.

Meg Ryan was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne.

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ariel44 Says:


This name is similar to Megara,Megan,Maggie,Margot and Margaret. Names I dont like as much.

ariel44 Says:


No...I don't like this on a boy.

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Annaaaa Says:


Not really a fan of it.

katinka Says:


Love just Meg. Strong, punchy and sweet.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I actually like this as a boy's name, too?

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


I really like this as a nickname for Megan.