Meaning and Name Origin
Maggie \m(a)-ggie\ as a girls' 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 on this name, see also the related girl name Magnolia.
Maggie▲ has 32 more related variations via Margaret: Madge▼, Mag, Maiga, Maisie▲, Marg, Marga, Marge▼, Marged, Margeen, Margerie, Marget, Margey, Margie▼, Margies, Margit, Margita, Margize, Margo▼, Margot, Margred, Margret▼, Margrid, Margrit, Margy, Marit, Marji, Marjie, Markie, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy and Peggie▼.
Maggie is a very prominent first name for females (#337 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#62201 out of 88799, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Maggie for girls. Maggie reached its apex position of #52 in the U.S. then, and is at #239 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Maggie and corresponding names. Madge, Magnolia (#831 the previous year), Maisie (#658), Margaret (#169), Marge, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot (#749), Margret, Margy and Peggie are the prominent alternative forms of Maggie (#239 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and have become significantly less popular since, with forms such as Madge, Margie, Margo, Margret and Peggie becoming somewhat dated. Maggie (#239) and Maisie (#658) are two of the more chic names for newborns among these, with Maggie having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)