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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.


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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maggie name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madge, Maggie, Magnolia, Maisie, Margaret, Marge, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Margret, Margy, Peggie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Macie, Maizie, Maxie and Mazie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maggie.