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Of Greek origin.

A form of the name Margaret, from the diminutive Margot.

Means pearl.

In Italian and in Greek, Margaret means also daisy, the flower.

Margo, same as Margaret and all of the names with the same root, is a very meaningful name, associated with myths from various ancient civilizations.

According to the Ancient Greek, the pearls were born into the shells by the power of a divine moon ray or a drop from the gods.

Another ancient Greek myth says that pearls were the joyful tears of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love.

Queen Elizabeth I, known also as the Virgin Queen, was notoriously associated with pearls. She would wear a multitude of pearl necklaces or earrings, as a symbol of chastity.

Pearls, especially black ones, were symbols of wisdom in China. According to  Ancient Chinese legends, these gems were formed inside the head of dragons which would afterward carry them between its teeth.

Other forms of the name are Margarita, Marguerite, Maisie, Mette, Gretel, Marita, Rita, Greta.

Famous bearers are Margo Timmins, Margo Harshman, Margo Martindale, Margo Smith.