25 Creative Nicknames for Margaret
Choosing the right name for your baby can be a difficult decision. Jennifer Moss, CEO and Founder of Babynames.com recommends choosing a name that can grow with your child. She advises you to remember that you’re not just naming a baby, you’re naming an adult. But that is where nicknames can be key. If you’re choosing the name Margaret (perhaps it is a family name), and it feels a little bit too formal for your child’s day to day, a nickname is a great way to honor Margaret in another way.
You may choose to pick a nickname for your child, but Jennifer Moss also suggests that parent chosen nicknames don’t always stick, so perhaps waiting until your child grows into their identity is a better time to pick a nickname.
Currently Margaret is #127 in U.S births, so if you are looking for a creative nickname below you will find 25 different options.
- Daisy - The French version of Margaret is Marguerite, which means Daisy, a common nickname that can be used. Flowers make pretty names, all the more reason to go with this nickname!
- Etta - The Scottish Gaelic version of Margaret is Maretta, shortened to Etta for a creative nickname.
- Garet - Typically nicknames are developed by shortening the beginning of a name, but a creative alternative is the use the end of the name, leaving Garet, a unique nickname to use.
- GiGi - Whether a young generation or older generation, Gigi is a cute nickname for Margaret, perhaps deriving from the double g’s in Maggie or Peggy.
- Greta - Of German origin, Greta is the name for Pearl, the short form of Margaret.
- Gretel - The German version of Margaret is Margarete, from which the nickname Gretel originates. Often tied to the fairytale Hansel and Gretel, this nickname does have some history to it.
- Madge - Madge is a creative nickname for Margaret, and means “pearl.”
- Mae - Mae is a typical pet name for both Mary and Margaret, and is a more unique spelling when looking for the right nickname.
- Mag - A perfectly short nickname for Margaret, Mag is short and sweet.
- Maggie - A nickname for Margaret that is ageless allowing it to grow with a child through adulthood.
- Maisie - The English name Margaret was turned into Mairead in Scotland and Ireland. The nickname Maisie, also spelled Maizie and Maisy, derived from Mairead and has become a great nickname for Margaret.
- Marg - Utilizing the beginning of Margaret, Marg is a simple and easy nickname.
- Marga - An easy and creative nickname for Margaret, more than just the first few letters, and certainly a little more unique.
- Margie - A timeless nickname that is popularly used for Margaret, Margie is cutesy but also would work well for older women.
- Margo/Margot - The French word for “pearl,” Margo/Margot are variations of Margaret and would make creative options for a nickname.
- May - A short and sweet nickname for many names starting with the letter “M”, May is a creative nickname for Margaret if you are looking for simple.
- Meg/Meggie - Over time Mag/Maggie transitioned into Meg/Meggie which would later transform into Peg/Peggy for rhyming nicknames. Meg/Meggie still make great creative options for Margaret today.
- Midge - A short form of Michael, Michelle or Margaret, Midge is a creative option for your Margaret.
- Molly - Molly can be used as a nickname for many “M” names, a little less common for Margaret which makes it a great creative option.
- Mugs - Mugs or Muggy are nicknames for Margaret, perhaps chosen by a child or someone not yet being able to pronounce Margaret and it stuck. Both are endearing, creative nicknames.
- Pearl - The literal meaning of Margaret is “pearl,” which makes this a pretty nickname to use.
- Peg - British slang morphed Meg into Peg, a rhyming nickname that can be used.
- Peggy - Similar to Peg/Meg, Meggie morphed into Peggy and is another rhyming nickname that is a fun alternative.
- Reta - Similar to the German form of Pearl, Greta, this is an even shorter version which makes a creative nickname for Margaret.
- Rita - Shortened nickname for the name Margarita, the Latin version of Margaret.
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