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What does Maggie mean?

Maggie Pronunciation of Maggie [mag-gie] 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.

Associated with: greek, 19th century, old.


Maggie has 6 variants: Magali, Maggey, Maggi, Maggy, Magli and Maguy.

Affiliated girl name: Magnolia.

32 more relations 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Mabgie, Magie, ..

(male) Magkin, Magvin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maggie Rhiannon (M.R.), ..

How popular is Maggie?

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)

Maggie was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #52 in the U.S. then, and is at #241 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maggie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maggie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Madge, Magali, Magnolia (#633 from current records), Maisie (#624), Margaret (#154), Marge, Marget, Margie, Margo (#1279), Margot (#593), Margret, Margy, Marjie, Markie and Peggie are the prominent alternative forms of Maggie (#241 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Maggie were favored in the 1890s (adoption of 4.8%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.3%, 94%). Margaret has been the recurring favorite, although Margot appears to be gaining favor too, while versions like Peggie are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maggie, Madge, Magali, Magnolia, Maisie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margaret, Marge, Marget, Margie, Margo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margot, Margret, Margy, Marjie, Markie, Peggie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maisie, Margaret outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aggie, Macee, Maci, Macie, Maddie, Magalie, Maidie, Maisee, Maizie, Maji, Malfie, Malkie, Mallie, Malvie, Mamie, Mandie, Marcie, Margi, Marie, Marlie, Marnie, Martie, Mattie, Maudie, Maurie, Maxi, Maxie, Maymie, Mazie, Mickie, Missie, Reggie and Vangie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maggie.

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