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Margot is a classic baby girl’s name that means “pearl”. Margot has the refinement of many French names but is a more approachable alternative to related names Marguerite and Margaret.

Meaning of the name Margot:

French: pearl

Origin of the name Margot:

Margot is a diminutive of the French name Marguerite and it means “pearl”. Margot is also a rare French surname.

Symbolism of the name Margot:

Pearls are symbols of wisdom and patience. A pearl is unique because of the way it is formed in the sea instead of the earth.

baby name Margot

Style of the name Margot:

traditional

Gender of the name Margot:

Margot is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Margot:

MAR-GO

Number of syllables in the name Margot:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Margot:

Margot evokes feelings of refinement and class.

Alternative spellings for the name Margot:

Margaux, Margo

Nicknames for the name Margot:

  • Marge
  • Margie
  • Mar
  • Mari
  • Marie 

Popularity of the name Margot:

According to the Social Security Administration, Margot is a girl’s name that has risen and fallen in popularity over the years. Margot was popular in the 1930’s and 40’s before falling out of favor. It appeared on the top 1000 names next in 2013 and has risen rapidly in popularity. Margot ranked #234 in 2020.

Related names for the name Margot:

Great middle names for the name Margot and their meanings:

  • Eloise (healthy, wide)
  • Thea (goddess, godly)
  • Daphne (laurel tree, bay tree)
  • Aurelia (the golden one)
  • Imogen (maiden)
  • Lilibeth (pledged to God)
  • Lenore (bright, shining one)
  • Cornelia (horn)
  • Cressida (golden)
  • Anette (grace)

Famous people with the name Margot:

  • Margot Robbie (Australian actress)
  • Margot Fonteyn (English ballerina)
  • Margot Frank (sister of Anne Frank)
  • Margot Kidder (American actress)
  • Margot Adler (American radio journalist)
  • Margot Eskens (German pop singer)

Margots in popular culture:

  • MargotCovey (“To All the Boys I've Loved Before” series by Jenny Han)
  • Margot Tenenbaum (film, “The Royal Tenenbaums”)
  • Margot Verger (literature/film, Hannibal Lecter series)
  • Margot (literature, “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury)
  • Margot (film, “Legally Blonde”