Why is the name Peggy sometimes short for Margaret?

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Margaret is first recorded in England with St. Margaret of Scotland (1045-1093) the wife of King Malcolm III of Scotland. Peggy is a female first name, derived from Margaret as a shortenings from the consonant R. Since “Margaret” is quite a mouthful, nicknames soon spun off from it.
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