[ 2 syll. peg-gy, pe-ggy ] The baby girl name Peggy is pronounced as PEHG-iy- †. Peggy is of Old Greek origin and it is used mainly in English. Peggy is a pet form of the English and Scottish Margaret.
See also the related form, the English Meggy.
Peggy is unusual as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked in 1937 with 0.579% of baby girls being named Peggy. Its ranking then was #31. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is used only on an infrequent scale now. Among the group of girl names directly related to Peggy, Margaret was the most commonly used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Peggy: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Peggy is Singer, Peggy Lee, born Norma Egstrom, 26 May 1920 - 21 January 2002, Jamestown, North Dakota.