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It is such a popular name for me. I guess I know at least 3 Peggy's already.
-- Pandora  4/23/2005
Peggy Webster won the 2005 Youth National Championships in the 420 class, aided by Hannah Mills. She represented England at the ISAF Youth Worlds, coming 4th.
-- benisme  9/10/2005
Peggy Sue is a famous Buddy Holly song.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
I've always known this is a nickname for Margaret but I've never known why. Where do they get Peggy from? :/
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2006
One of Loretta Lynn's twin daughters is named Peggy. (Her sister is Patsy).
-- elizabeth hamlet  6/2/2006
I don't like the name Peggy. It sounds like someone weak and reminds me of Miss Piggy from the Muppet Show.
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2006
This sounds like a pirate's name and it reminds me of a piggy.
-- Taydbug112  12/15/2006
I don't mind Peggy actually and I've always known it for a short form of Margaret not Meg.
-- seanh  12/18/2006
My sister was named for singer Peggy Lee in 1948.
-- p_pod  1/4/2007
My sister's given name was Peggy, but a neighbor insisted for years that her "real" name was Margaret.
-- p_pod  1/4/2007
I can sort of see where Peggy would come from Meg, which certainly comes from Margaret. It's kinda hard to make the connections, though.
-- EdwardxBellaxJacob  2/3/2007
I have a "step-grandma" named Peggy. And it isn't short for Margaret. It's just Peggy.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
In medieval times, it was common to make pet forms of names by replacing the first letter of other pet forms. That's where we get Bob from Robert (Rob) and Dick from Richard (Rick). Meg is a pet form of Margaret. The M was replaced by a P, and the 'ie' sound added at the end. That's why Peggy's short for Margaret.
-- Spider from Mars  6/9/2007
I like the Gaelic spelling - Peigi - better than Peggy. I think it is a much prettier spelling.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2007
When I hear this name I think of a little girl in the 50's, wearing mary-janes and pigtails.
-- myhopscotch  9/7/2007
This name has grown on me, and now I really like it! It's old fashioned, in a good way, and spunky, too. I like it as a name on it's own, since Peggy would be kind of an obscure nickname for Margaret, I would think.
-- Georgia_kh  3/20/2008
Peggy Hill is the wife of Hank Hill in the cartoon show King of the Hill.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/21/2008
I have always found this name very ugly. It makes me think of pecking and pigs. It also brings to mind an obese, middle-aged or old redneck wife.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
Peggy is by far the most hideous nickname for Margaret possible. I don't even understand how people managed to get Peggy from Margaret - the only thing they have in common is the 'g' sound. Maybe I hate this name so much because being a Margaret I was teased with this nickname in grade school. Peggy should be banned as a name from the English language.
-- Anonymous User  8/14/2008
Peggy the piggy. This name sounds like a good name for a pig. It's a rather hideous old lady name which I can't imagine coming back for a long time.
-- bananarama  11/15/2008
Cute! This name is due for a comeback.
-- vomiting  3/13/2009
Very ugly. I always think of chickens (maybe because peg sounds slightly like peck) when I hear this name.
-- -Julia-  7/23/2009
Because the name was popular a long time ago, it seems like only older women have it nowadays. Therefore, I think it has an 'old lady' stigma.
-- asforoneday  9/12/2009
For heaven's sake! No one's mentioned "Peggy Gordon", the folk song? I am SHOCKED!
-- hiya21  10/10/2009
Sounds like a Pirate name to me! Arghhh!
-- coolcatevan9  5/16/2010
Can you say Piggy?
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2011
Peggy Shippen, a colonial loyalist (Tory) during the American Revolution and the wife of Benedict Arnold. She was a factor in his Face Heel Turn.
-- Atarah Derek  6/5/2011
In the movie, Sybil, one of Sybil's many personalities was a nine-year-old girl named Peggy.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2011
Peggy is not a name that should make a comeback. My mom's real name is Peggy and when she was in school, she caught a lot of grief over her name. For one, everyone assumes that all people named Peggy are fat, old, and/or uneducated. Of course this isn't true, but unfortunately, that's how it is. (Grow up people)

Second, I don't know they got Peggy out of Margaret considering they sound nothing alike and only share two letters. That's like giving the nickname Fred to someone named George.

Third, people can't seem to spell Peggy correctly! It's one of the easiest names to spell.
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
Who can forget the adorable 1920's child star Baby Peggy, born Peggy-Jean Montgomery?
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2011
In the 19th century, when the name Margret first became popular, a group of scientists did a conductive study to determine if there were any similar traits between people with the same name. The study found that women with the name Margret were more likely to be obese than women with a different name. One Margret in particular was known as the fattest woman in the entire city of London. She became known as "Margret the Piggy". However, even then, people had the courtesy to not call her that to her face. Instead, they simply called her Peggy. And thus, the name spread throughout the earth and is still used for Margrets everywhere today.
-- piggypeggy  1/16/2014

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