What does Maggie mean?
Maggie \m(a)-ggie\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAG-ee. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Maggie is "pearl". Short form of Margaret. 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 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 (#103706 out of 150436, Top 69%). (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 (usage of 0.3935%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1811%, down 54%), 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, and there is a revival in birth name usage for Maggie. (2014 Birth Statistics)