[ 3 syll. mar-gue-ri-te, ma-rguer-ite ] The baby girl name Marguerite is pronounced as Maa-RGah-RIY-T †. Marguerite is an English and French name of Old Greek origin. The French Marguerite was popularized among English speakers in the 19th century when it was adopted as the name of a cultivated variety of daisy flowers. The vogue for flower and plant first names then also promoted its popularity.
In addition, Marguerite is a variation (English and French) of the name Margaret (English and Scottish).
Both the origin and meaning of Marguerite is inherited by all variant forms.
Other forms of Marguerite include the short form Margaux (French), the diminutives Daisy (English) and Margot (Eastern European, English, French, and German), and the variant spellings Margueritte (English) and Margurite (English).
Marguerite is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1909, 0.282% of baby girls were given the name Marguerite. It had a ranking of #81 then. The baby name has seen a marked fall in popularity since then, and is currently of very modest use. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Marguerite, Margaret was the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Marguerite include Mairghread, Maragret, Margaret, Margarete, Margarett, Margarette, Margarit, Margarta, Margueritte, Margurite, Marquerite, Maragaret, Margareta, Margaretha, Margaretta, Margarita, Margarite, Margeret, Margerete, and Margerette.
† Pronunciation for Marguerite: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"
A famous person named Marguerite is Maya Angelou, Author, born Marguerite Johnson 4 April 1928, St. Louis, Missouri.