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What does Maggie mean?

Maggie Pronunciation of Maggie 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. Also form of Magnolia.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, 19th century, old


VARIANTS Magali, Maggey, Maggi, Maggy, Magli, Maguy

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, Peggie



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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 #292 presently. (2018 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?

Madge, Magali, Magnolia (#314 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Maisie (#498), Margaret (#127), Marge, Marget, Margie, Margo (#972), Margot (#358), Margret, Margy, Marjie, Markie and Peggie are the prominent alternative forms of Maggie (#292) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Maggie were favored in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 2.63%) and have become significantly less popular since (ADOPTION 0.37%, 86%). Margaret has been the recurring favorite, although Margot appears to be gaining favor too, while versions like Margret 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, Margot outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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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