Name Analysis

Margot: a French given name for a female, a short form of Marguerite. The meaning of Margo is “Pearl; Variation: Margot; Derivative: Form of Margaret”. Originated with Queen Marguerite de Valois (1553-1615), wife of Henry IV of France. Her brothers called her “Margot”, which is the first known usage of the name Margot and its variants. Margaret, child of light or Pearl.

People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths. People with this name tend to be idealistic, highly immaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others. If they fail to develop their potential, they may become dreamers, or misuse power.

Famous real-life people named Margot:

Queen Margot of France, 16th century, daughter of Catherine de’ Medici.
Margot Fonteyn, 1919-1991 (Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias)– considered by many to be the greatest English ballerina, and one of the greatest dancers of the 20th Century.
Margot Kidder, actress (Superman)
Margot Frank, older sister of Anne Frank
Margot Robbie, actress

Margot in song, story & screen:
Margot Tenenbaum, the only daughter of the Tenenbaum family in The Royal Tenenbaums.
“Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s,” indie rock band (in which no one is actually named Margot.)
Margot – Grace Kelly in “Dial M for Murder”
Margo Channing – Bette Davis in “All About Eve”
Queen Margot- Classic Russian novel “The Master and Margarita” by Bulgakov
La Reine Margot – Novel by Alexandre Dumas, inspired by French Queen Marguerite de Valois
Margaret of Valois (aka Margot) also has a major role in the Meyerbeer opera Les Huguenots and may have inspired Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Other fun information about the name Margot
Margot, a French pet form of Marguerite, is a name that’s suddenly a star again. After a nearly-half century absence, it hopped back on the Top 1000 list in 2013 and rose more than 150 places in 2015. The Margot spelling now outstrips Margo more than two to one.

Makes sense, as Margot is a name that has a lot going for it: spelled with or without the final ‘t’, it’s one of the few girls’ names with the dynamic o-ending sound; it’s familiar, yet uncommon enough to be distinctive.

Movie buffs will remember Bette Davis’s archetypal role as Margo Channing in All About Eve (the actress named her own daughter Margot), while balletomanes will associate the name with the great English dancer Margot Fonteyn (born Margaret).

In the film Margot at the Wedding, Margot was played by Nicole Kidman; in The Royal Tenenbaums, Gwyneth Paltrow was Margot T. Gorgeous Australian actress Margot Robbie has made an impact here in the film The Wolf of Wall Street. Trivia note: Margaux Hemingway was originally Margot, but changed the spelling to honor the wine from the French village of Margaux that was drunk by her parents on the night she was conceived.