Name: Peggy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Peggy

  • Meaning:
    Pearl
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pearl
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (PEG ee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Peggy

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    It was common in the Middle Ages to exchange Ps for Ms in nicknames. Thus Margaret or "Meg" was transformed into "Peg" or "Peggy." The same exchange can be seen with Polly, a common nickname for Mary (via "Molly.")

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