Given Name PEGGY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: PEG-ee  [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Retha (Afrikaans), Margarid, Margarit (Armenian), Margarita (Bulgarian), Margarida (Catalan), Margareta (Croatian), Markéta (Czech), Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita (Danish), Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet (Dutch), Maret, Margit (Estonian), Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta (Finnish), Marguerite, Margaux, Margot (French), Margarida (Galician), Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margit, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Margrit, Meta, Rita (German), Margarita (Greek), Margalit, Margalita (Hebrew), Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta, Rita (Hungarian), Margrét, Gréta (Icelandic), Mairéad (Irish), Margherita, Greta, Rita (Italian), Margarita (Late Roman), Margreet, Greet (Limburgish), Margarita, Greta (Lithuanian), Margaid, Paaie (Manx), Meggy (Medieval English), Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Rita (Norwegian), Margarida (Occitan), Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena (Polish), Margarida, Rita (Portuguese), Margareta (Romanian), Margarita (Russian), Maighread, Mairead, Peigi, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie (Scottish), Margaréta, Margita, Markéta (Slovak), Margareta, Marjeta (Slovene), Margarita, Rita (Spanish), Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita (Swedish), Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan (Welsh)

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Entry updated March 18, 2010