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The name Margaret is of Greek origin, and means pearl.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Margaret has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Margaret
Use of the Name Margaret for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,220,296 254,271 75,217 28,841 13,669 5,006 2,402
The table below indicates the number of times the name Margaret has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Margaret
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188061,578  
188151,6586319
188261,8218067
188361,88150913
188462,14364510
188552,20459511
188662,2757368
188752,41950313
188852,90468010
188942,91754013
189043,10050115
189133,06654812
189243,43562612
189343,56552414
189433,70253215
189543,9317779
189644,0538718
189744,1457669
189844,69453316
189944,25157213
190045,30864116
190144,42541721
190245,01044922
190345,04642523
190445,30048420
190535,68669013
190636,09660516
190736,71140332
190836,97050925
190937,34346630
191038,21351530
191139,24858028
1912412,51260146
1913414,44477138
1914417,72278246
1915423,04184953
1916424,93987053
1917425,55984358
1918427,13985360
1919426,24087658
1920428,00497950
1921428,44395854
1922426,856  
1923426,14994753
1924526,55371086
1925524,44472680
1926523,03266391
1927521,97070585
1928520,26667289
1929519,19172675
1930518,34576570
1931717,30370574
1932716,52663689
1933715,24880859
1934815,14177364
1935814,70471673
1936914,59064981
19371015,13973968
1938915,33776165
19391014,94772968
19401115,05876666
19411215,67992448
19421416,56680365
19431417,11184761
19441516,299  
19451515,699  
19461718,085  
19471620,081  
19481318,875  
19491419,425  
19501518,103  
19511717,663  
19522117,090  
19532016,196  
19542115,213  
19552414,427  
19562513,913  
19572913,008  
19583112,300  
19593611,573  
19603611,364  
19614010,539  
19624310,082  
1963469,304  
1964499,114  
1965527,796  
1966556,953  
1967586,234  
1968635,450  
1969735,046  
1970804,711  
1971864,000  
1972933,289  
1973943,174  
1974953,092  
1975992,947  
19761032,657  
19771112,625  
19781102,627  
19791082,829  
19801052,854  
19811072,791  
1982972,993  
1983922,939  
1984923,031  
1985903,069  
1986923,071  
1987903,138  
1988933,133  
1989973,288  
19901023,367  
19911083,194  
19921023,239  
19931023,164  
19941063,105  
19951043,214  
19961053,101  
19971102,958  
19981142,952  
19991102,947  
20001103,109  
20011182,889  
20021292,665  
20031282,604  
20041332,402  
Totals:  1,220,296 2,519

During the last 125 years, parents have used Margaret as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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