Meaning and name origin
Maggie \m(a)-ggie\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAG-ee. It is of English origin. Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl". Used as an independent name in the late 19th century. Popular now due to revival of interest in "old-fashioned" names. Dance impresario Maguy Marin; actresses Maggie Smith, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
For more information, see also the related girl name Magnolia.
Maggie is a very popular first name for females (#337 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#62201 out of 88799, Top 70%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maggie for girls. Maggie reached its highest rank of #52 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maggie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Margaret (#169), Maggie (#239) and Magnolia (#831). (2014 statistics).
Maggie▲ is also pronounced similarly to Meggi and Meggie. Other suggested similar baby names are Macie▲, Maisie, Maizie, Margie▼, Maxie▼ and Mazie▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maggie.