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Margaret "Maggie" Gyllenhaal
Gender Female
Language(s) English
Other names
Alternative spelling Margret
Nickname(s) Daisy, Maggie, Maggy, Meg, Peggy
Related names Margarita, Marguerite

Margaret is an English name that dates back to around the 11th century. The name was popular in the Middle Ages, though between the 16th and 18th centuries it became less popular. However, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the name became popular again, hitting #2 on the female name charts in 1903. The name declined in its popularity after the year 1903 and is less common today though it is still popular among girls.

The name Maggie is a short form of Margaret. Other nicknames include Meg and Peggy.

Well known people[change | edit source]

Famous Margarets include: