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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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Magnolia.
Maggie is a very popular first name for females (#337 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#62201 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maggie for girls (2015 statistics).
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