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

The name Meg is a girl's name of English, Greek origin meaning "pearl". Meg and is often added to lists like Baby Names from Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Meg

Meggin Patricia "Meg" Cabot, American novelist
Meg Haston, American novelist
Meg Resnikoff, co-founder of YouTube channel "whatsupmoms"
Meg Tilly (born Margaret Elizabeth Chan), American actress
Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra), American actress
Megan Martha "Meg" White, American musician of band The White Stripes
Margaret "Meg" Foster, American actress
Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman, American politician and former CEO of eBay
Meg, Japanese singer
Maria "Meg" Di Donna, Italian singer of band 99 Posse and duo Nous
Meg Frampton, guitarist and singer for American band Meg & Dia
Megan "Meg" DeAngelis, beauty YouTuber
Meg DeLacy, American actress and singer
"Meg"; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; born Rachel Meghan Markle; wife of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Pop Culture References for the name Meg

Margaret "Meg" March, eldest sister in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women"
Meg Giry, character in "The Phantom of the Opera"
Meg Masters, demon on TV's "Supernatural"
Megan/Megatron "Meg" Griffin, daughter on TV's "Family Guy"
Megara "Meg," character in Disney's "Hercules"
Margaret "Meg" Murry, main character in "A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
Meg Merillies, gypsy queen in "Guy Mannering" by Sir Walter Scott
Meg Manning, character on TV's "Veronica Mars"
"Meg," book series by Steve Alten about a monster megalodon
Meg, doppelganger of "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Aunt Meg, character in the film "Twister"
Meg Rayburn, character in Netflix's "Bloodline"
Meg Ramsey, character in "Sufficiently Remarkable"
Meg McCaffrey, character in the "The Trials of Apollo", book series by Rick Riordan


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.