Gender: Female Meaning of Peg: "pearl" Origin of Peg: Diminutive of Margaret, Greek

Peg Origin and Meaning

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

Peg is a nostalgic turn-of-the-last-century nickname, sociable but slight. Like near-identical twin Peggy, Peg is in mothballs.

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Peig (Irish)


Catastroffy Says:


I don't think Peggy is "in mothballs" -- it is just the sort of vintage nickname that is being revived -- but Peg is less heard-of, more of an antique.

Zelliew Says:


I prefer Meg

chellemma1 Says:


I agree with that but I do think that Meg or Peggy could work on their own.

ldougie Says:


I dont think this name works standing alone