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Marguerite also means "daisy" in French.
Sarah Charlotte  4/22/2005
Also the name of the heroine in Gounod's "Faust".
gaelruadh19  6/15/2005
The heroine in Emmuska Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel novels is called Marguerite.
Soul  7/6/2005
My great-aunt's name was Marguerite. She was such a spunky old lady that I came to love her name.
breakofday  12/16/2005
Maya Angelou's character in 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'.
cooliojulio  12/28/2005
I think that Marguerite is a beautiful name, and I also think that Marguerite is much more beautiful than Margaret.
Kelly716  4/8/2006
"Marguerite" could have a nameday on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) - the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
iva_toneva  5/26/2006
In the 1998 film "Ever After" (starring Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott), one of the stepsisters of the spirited Danielle was called Marguerite D' Ghent, the daughter of baroness Rodmilla D' Ghent-De Barbarac.
Pheadirean  7/16/2006
I love my name, even though I don't really think it fits me -- it's too flowery. I just want to let everyone know that there are lots of annoying nicknames that can come from Marguerite.
Here are a few others have actually called me: Meg, Meggie, Margarita (like the drink), Margaret, and Marge (from the Simpsons)!
Elvenscholar  11/15/2006
Marguerite is the name of the tragic heroine in Alexandre Dumas' novel "The Lady of the Camellias", portrayed on film by (among others) Greta Garbo in the film Camille.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2006
Marguerite Cleenewerck de Crayencour was the real name of French novelist Marguerite Yourcenar, writer of famous book "Memoirs of Hadrian".
ladysinger  4/11/2007
On Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, there was a character named Marguerite. She was a greedy, seductive lady from the nineteenth century turned adventurer when she and a few others found themselves transported into a primal world of dinosaurs, human savages and prehistoric creatures.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2007
Marguerite Moreau is an actress who played the character of Connie Moreau in the Mighty Ducks trilogy.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2007
Marguerite Johnson is Maya Angelou's birth name. Maya was just her brother's nickname for her.
bibi66  7/11/2007
Apart from Yourcenar, a famous bearer is another French writer, Marguerite Duras, the author of "The Lover".
lady murasaki  8/5/2007
Marguerite Henry was an author of fifty-nine novels based on non-fictional stories about animals (particularly horses). One of her novels, "King of the Wind," won the Newberry Medal in 1949.
Kaia  9/23/2007
I got this off of an online French dictionary:

"Marguerite Noun, feminine (a) Marguerite, (oxeye) daisy;"

I had heard that Daisy was a nickname for Margaret. This explains how that happened.
RedGyl  10/11/2007
Marguerite Patten (born 1915) was the first cookery expert to appear regularly on British television. She has written many cookery books and still contributes articles on cookery to newspapers and magazines!
Jonquil  9/1/2008
A lovely alternative to Daisy, which is growing rather common as a first name again.
vomiting  5/22/2009
I work with a woman named Marguerite Duke, and Marguerite in French means "daisy", so yea she is "Daisy Duke", lol, anyway nicknames would be Marge, Margie, even heard Margo... so yea.
ajdsoto  12/27/2010
This was my great-grandmother's name. I think it is very pretty. Not too over-the-top, not too plain. Sweet and just right.
blondieboo629  8/14/2011
Marguerite doesn't mean "daisy" in French. A Marguerite is bigger than a daisy. The French word for daisy is "pâquerette". [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  1/2/2012
It's a beautiful name that reminds me not only of the lovely big "Marguerite daisy" with its summery feel but of medieval French princesses. Margot makes a good nickname, anything but Marge or Maggie.
I just read this rhyme:
In search from A to Z they passed,
And "Marguerita" chose at last;
But thought it sound far more sweet
To call the baby "Marguerite."
When grandma saw the little pet,
She called her "darling Margaret."
Next uncle Jack and cousin Aggie
Sent cup and spoon to "little Maggie."
And grandpapa the right must beg
To call the lassie "bonnie Meg."
From "Marguerita" down to "Meg,"
And now she's simply "little Peg."
― Anonymous User  4/19/2012
Marguerite Moreau (b. 1977 in Riverside, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
Marguerite of France (1523-1574), was the youngest daughter of King Francis I of France and his wife Claude of Brittany. She married the Duke of Savoy and had one son.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
Marguerite (1158-1197) was the daughter of King Louis VII of France and his second wife Constance. She was married to the King of Hungary.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marguerite (1254-1271) was one of the daughters of King Louis IX of France and his wife Margaret.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marguerite (1282-1318) was the daughter of Philippe III of France and his wife Maria. She was married to King Edward I of England.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marguerite was the oldest daughter of King Philippe IV of France and his wife Joan.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marguerite (1312-1382) was the daughter of King Philippe V of France and his wife Joan.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marguerite (1347-1352) was one of the daughters of King John II of France and his wife Bonne.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marguerite was one of the daughters of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marguerite (1553-1615) was one of the daughters of King Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de Medici. She was married to King Henry IV of France.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
I like the name, but it always reminds me of a pizza. Here in Holland we have a pizza that's called "Marguerite" but maybe the spelling is different from that pizza.

But I also know this name form the novels of Lyndsey Sands. There's aunt Marguerite Argeneau, a vampire, and the stories are about her and her family/friends/vampire companions & about true life.
bella_forks  6/29/2012
Marguerite MacIntyre (born 1965 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2012
Marguerite Moreau (born 1977 in Riverside, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2012
Actress Marguerite Clark (1883-1940).
moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
The name Marguerite was only given to 67 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Marguerite was a very popular name in France in the early 20th century, but is now relatively uncommon for baby girls. It ranked #739 in 2010. It's most popular year was 1906, when it was given to over 9, 000 baby girls.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
Very unique and uncommon but can be difficult to spell. Reminds me of a margarita! I know two people whose middle names are Marguerite, but that's it.
lilpimpteller  8/1/2015
Love the sweet sound of Marguerite. I definitely prefer this over Margaret.
silly_rabbit  9/7/2015
The name Marguerite was given to 79 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
My grandmother was named Marguerite and had a nickname of Muggs. We decided to name our daughter after her in 2013 since it was classic, pretty, affiliated with daisies & uncommon. We could not decide on a nickname since my husband wanted Margie (with a hard "g") and I didn't want our daughter to have to say that constantly! She called herself Rite (pronounced "reet") before she could fully pronounce her name - what a great nickname!
mbkovo  8/8/2016
Marguerite Bériza was a French opera singer who had an active international career during the first half of the 20th century. She began her career as a mezzo-soprano at the Opéra-Comique in 1900; ultimately transitioning into the leading soprano repertoire at that theatre in 1912. She performed extensively in the United States from 1914–1917 and was also heard as a guest artist at theatres in the French provinces, Monaco, Portugal, and Switzerland during her career. In 1924 she founded her own opera company in Paris with whom she actively performed up until 1930. During her early career, Bériza was married to the French tenor Lucien Muratore. In 1906–1907, they appeared on several Edison cylinder recordings together where she was billed under the name Magli Muratore. She was also billed under that name on a 1910 Pathé Records recording which also included performances by Jane Marignan, Albert Vaguet, and Henri Albers. She divorced Muratore in 1913 so he could marry the soprano Lina Cavalieri. On the stage she performed mainly under the name Marguerite Bériza, sometimes shortening it to Magli Bériza. However, she was occasionally billed under the surname Dériza and in her latter career as Mme Bériza-Greven, probably after a second marriage.

In 1924, Bériza founded her own opera company in Paris in which she starred in many productions throughout the 1920s. In the 1924-1925 season she sang leading roles in her company's presentations of Paul Le Flem's Aucassin et Nicolette, Francesco Malipiero's Les Sept Chansons, Charles Koechlin's Jacob chez Laban, Manuel de Falla's L'Amour sorcier, Georges Migot's La Fête de la bergère, and Gabriel Dupont's La Farce du cuvier at the Trianon-Lyrique in Paris. The company then established its own performance venue, the Theatre Bériza, but occasionally performed at other theatres. With her company she portrayed the title role in the world premiere of Jacques Ibert's Angélique at the Théâtre Fémina in Paris on 28 January 1927. In 1928 her company made the ususual but successful choice of presenting two secular cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach in staged productions: The Peasant Cantata and The Coffee Cantata. One of her last stage appearances was as Polly Peachum in Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera in 1930.
cutenose  2/3/2017
Marguerite Gourdan, née Stock was a French brothel owner and procurer in 18th-century Paris. Her brothel was the most exclusive in Paris in her age, and Gourdan was arguably the most famous of her profession.
lilolaf  7/31/2017

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