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Peggy

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

The name Peggy is a girl's name of English, Greek origin meaning "pearl". Peggy and is often added to lists like Cute Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (31 - Hollywood Edition)".

From the experts:

Just when we had written off Peggy as the eternal perky, pug-nosed prom-queen she projected from the 1920s into the fifties, along came Mad Men, with intriguing mid-century characters with names like Joan and Betty--and Peggy, causing a bit of a re-think. MM's proto-feminist Peggy Olson was followed by Amy Adams's strong Oscar-nominated Peggy Dodd character in The Master.

Peggy has been used independently since the eighteenth century, later combined with other names such as Peggy Sue, made famous by the Buddy Holly song and the film Peggy Sue Got Married.

Some notable namesakes who have gone by Peggy include jazz singer Peggy Lee (born Norma), art patron Guggenheim (born Marguerite), skater Fleming, and author/speechwriter Noonan (born Margaret).

It's not likely that Peggy will ever regain the 31st position it held in 1937, but we can see it coming into somewhat wider use.

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Famous People Named Peggy

Pop Culture References for the name Peggy

Pegg, Peggi, Pegeen, Peggie, Peg

Peggy's International Variations

Peigi (Scottish Gaelic)

16 names similar to Peggy

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Comments

theandpeggyfan21 Says:

2019-05-20T17:29:00

AND PEGGY!!! THE SCHUYLER SISTERS ANGELICA PEGGY ELIZAA WORK!!!!!XD

cheesy-biscuit Says:

2018-06-12T10:47:16

I love this name. SO pretty with a great meaning and ages nicely.

cheesy-biscuit Says:

2018-03-14T14:07:45

I love names like this: Peggy, Betsy

bordercollie Says:

2017-10-03T22:11:47

I'm not a huge fan of this name, but Peggy Olson and Agent Peggy Carter are great namesakes.

Miri Says:

2017-03-22T00:27:19

And Peggy!

Lena_Aline Says:

2016-11-01T23:50:37

And Peggy!

Peggy Knecht Says:

2016-10-15T00:17:10

Peggy is my given name. I never liked it until I found out that it was given to me by my Paternal Grandmother. She always loved the name, and no one else could agree on a name, except that one. She always called me her "Peggy Ann".

eveyalecia Says:

2016-09-04T04:59:42

Love the association with Agent Peggy Carter!

pixelatedinfants Says:

2016-08-28T17:03:38

ANGELICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, ELIIIIIIIIIIIIZA,

pixelatedinfants Says:

2016-08-28T17:03:23

nice username. and it's more like: and peggy. no caps XD

Introverted Says:

2016-08-15T16:52:27

Just what I was thinking!!

aaronburrsir Says:

2016-05-25T20:56:04

AND PEGGY.

kertheshe Says:

2016-01-07T15:50:55

Rated - PEGI - 16

EvaThyssen Says:

2014-12-17T12:53:51

Too close to Piggy.