Maggie Gyllenhaal just learned her own name–and it’s super-Jewish.
On “Live with Kelly & Michael,” Maggie revealed that she had no idea her given name was not actually Maggie until she decided to take husband Peter Sarsgaard’s last name in addition to her own. Her parents rummaged around for a birth certificate and found that–surprise!–Maggie is, in fact, short for Margalit.
According to Kveller’s Jewish name bank, Margalit is Hebrew for pearl. How pretty!
WATCH Margalit explain the whole name snafu to Kelly Ripa:
We still love you, Margalit, or whatever your name is….