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What does Maisie mean?

Maisie Pronunciation of Maisie [maisie] as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-zee. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Maisie is "pearl". Nickname for Margaret or Marjorie. Originally a Scottish variant of Margaret. Literary: Henry James's novel "What Maisie Knew".

Associated with: greek, scottish.


Maisie has 6 variants: Maisee, Maisey, Maisy, Maizie, Mazey and Mazie.

Related girl name: Taisie.

17 more different relations via Margaret, Margery, Marjorie: Madge, Maggi, Maggie, Maiga, Marge, Margi, Margie, Margies, Margisia, Margit, Margize, Marit, Marje, Marji, Marjie, Markie and Meggie.

Creative forms:
(female) Maisi, ..

(male) Maishe, Maiste, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maisie Deja (M.D.), ..

How popular is Maisie?

Maisie is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3868 out of 4276, Top 90%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Maisie entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #624 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Margaret (#154 last year), Maggie (#241), Marjorie (#799), Maisy (#1144), Mazie (#1775), Marjie, Markie, Marge, Maizie, Madge, Margery and Margie are the popular related forms of Maisie (#624 last year). Other forms, like Maggi, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Maisie was common a century ago (average #933) and is now much reduced (#1441, 94.4% less usage), with versions such as Mazie falling out of fashion. Margaret is a perennial favorite, although Maisie seems to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maisie, Madge, Maggie, Maisy, Maizie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margaret, Marge, Margery, Margie, Marjie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marjorie, Markie, Mazie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maisie is pronounced similarly to Macee, Maci, Macie, Maicey, Maicy, Maisa, Maysa, Missie and Missy. Other recommended names are Bailie, Caidie, Cailie, Caisee, Caisie, Caitie, Casie, Cassie, Daisee, Daisi, Daisie, Darsie, Dasie, Hailie, Hatsie, Jaimie, Kailie, Kaissie, Kaitie, Kasie, Kassie, Kaysie, Lailie, Maddie, Maible, Maidie, Maillie, Maime, Maire, Mairi, Mairim, Mairin, Maisha, Maji, Malfie, Malkie, Mallie, Malvie, Mamie, Mansi, Marcie, Marie, Marise, Mariske, Marisse, Marlie, Marnie, Marsee, Masha, Mattie, Maudie, Maurie, Maxi, Maymie, Mike, Miki, Misha, Mistie, Myisha, Pansie, Raisse, Saidie, Taisia, Taisse, Tassie and Zailie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maisie.

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