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 Children's Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #17 (with occupations)".

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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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.