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Maggie 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.
Maggie has 6 variant forms: Magali, Maggey, Maggi, Maggy, Magli and Maguy.
For more information, see also the related name Magnolia.
Baby names that sound like Maggie are Meggie, Madge and Meggi.
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Popularity of Maggie
Maggie is a very popular first name for women (#337 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#62201 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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