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  1. Margaretnoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    Margaret shall now be queen, and rule the king;

  2. Margaretnoun

    A river in southwestern Western Australia, presumed named for a cousin of John Garrett Bussell, founder of Busselton.

  3. Margaretnoun

    A river in Kimberley, Western Australia, named for its European discoverer's sister-in-law.

  4. Margaretnoun

    A moon of Uranus, named for a character in Much Ado About Nothing.

    Astronomers discovered nine small moons lying outside the orbit of Oberon between 1997 and 2003.

  5. Etymology: From the name of a legendary third century saint, from Old French Margaret (French Marguerite), from Latin Margarita, from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margarítēs, " pearl"), ultimately from an Indo-Iranian source.


  1. Margaret

    Margaret is a feminine given name, derived via French (Marguerite) and Latin (Margarita) from Ancient Greek: μαργαρίτης (margarítēs) meaning "pearl". The Greek is borrowed from Persian.Margaret has been an English name since the 11th century, and remained popular throughout the Middle Ages. It became less popular between the 16th century and 18th century, but became more common again after this period, becoming the second-most popular female name in the United States in 1903. Since this time, it has become less common, but was still the ninth-most common name for women of all ages in the United States as of the 1990 census. Margaret has many diminutive forms in many different languages, including Maggie, Madge, Daisy, Margarete, Marge, Margo, Margie, Marjorie, Meg, Megan, Rita, Greta, Gretchen, and Peggy.


  1. Margaret

    Margaret is a biweekly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Shueisha, primarily for girls from 11- to 15-years -old, although some stories are read by adult women. It was first released as a weekly magazine in 1963. In 2009, the circulation was 154,584. Circulation went down to 95,044 in 2010. When manga serialized in Margaret are collected into tankōbon volumes, they are imprinted by Shueisha under their Margaret Comics imprint. Series from the sister publication Bessatsu Margaret are also under the Margaret Comics imprint.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Margaret

    queen of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, was the daughter of Waldemar IV. of Denmark, whose crown, on his death in 1375, she received in trust for her son Olaf; her husband, Hacon VIII. of Norway, died in 1380, and left her queen; Olaf died 1387, when she named her grand-nephew, Eric of Pomerania, her heir; the Swedes deposed their king next year, and offered Margaret the throne; she accepted it, put down all resistance, and ultimately brought about the Union of Calmar (1397), which provided for the perpetual union of the three crowns; her energy and force of character won for her the title of "Semiramis of the North" (1353-1412).

  2. Margaret

    a simple, innocent girl in Goethe's "Faust," who is the victim of a tragic fatality; Faust meets her as she comes from church, falls in love with her, and seduces her; she slays the infant born, is convicted and condemned to death, and loses her reason; Faust would fain save her, but he is hurried away by Mephistopheles, and she is left to her fate.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Margaret is ranked #96368 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Margaret surname appeared 189 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Margaret.

    76.7% or 145 total occurrences were White.
    13.2% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    6.8% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.1% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Margaret' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2914

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Margaret' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1479

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Margaret in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Margaret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Margaret in a Sentence

  1. Judy Blume:

    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, right before I said yes, I said to my movie agent, ‘You can try to sell some of these books but not Margaret. Absolutely not Margaret,’.

  2. Bernardine Evaristo:

    I'm just happy to get the Booker Prize. I'm happy to share it with Margaret Atwood. It's all good.

  3. Patrick Mouratoglou:

    This is the highest pressure anyone can have in life, and on the other side of Australian Margaret Court Australian Margaret Court plays girls who have zero pressure because it is their first final, at some point, Australian Margaret Court will figure out how to deal with Australian Margaret Court.

  4. Margaret Moon:

    Children are not born into the same potential opportunity everywhere in the country. It's a call to action for us as a nation to think about the well-being of children everywhere, if Margaret Moon look at the data, Margaret Moon can look at poverty as a huge issue in this country and in addition to poverty, educational opportunities for children and also American Indian families with children.

  5. Jonathan Maitland:

    This guy isn't any old actor, he's like a psychological stalker of Margaret Thatcher, he knows what she had for breakfast the day she won the election ... he's extraordinary.

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