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What does Mamie mean?

Mamie Pronunciation of Mamie as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-mee. It is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mamie is "star of the sea; pearl". Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl" or Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". The name is borne by Patrick Dennis's eccentric fictional character Auntie Mame, a central character of a book, a Broadway musical, and a movie. See also Mimi. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, star, sea, musical (opera), lady (noble)


VARIANTS Maime, Mame, Mayme

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MARGARET, MARY, MIMI Madge, Mag, Maggi, Maggie, Maggy, Maiga, Mair, Maire, Maisie, Maisy, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Marg, Marga, Marge, Marged, Marget, Margey, Margie, Margies, Margit, Margize, Margo, Margy, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marin, Marion, Marit, Marita, Marja, Marje, Marjey, Marji, Marjie, Markie, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryse, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurine, Maurise, Mavra, May, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Meemee, Meggie, Meriel, Mette, Mim, Mimi, Minnie, Moire, Mollie, Muire, Muriel

(female) Maie, ..

(male) Mamith, ..

Mamie Katia (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mamie?

Mamie is a very popular first name for women (#356 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Mamie reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Mamie are Madge, Maggie (#292 FROM RECENT DATA), Maisie (#498), Maisy (#1342), Malia (#254), Mallie, Mame, Mara (#681), Maree, Maren (#607), Margaret (#127), Marge, Marget, Margie, Margo (#972), Margy, Maria (#116), Mariam (#548), Marian (#1210), Marie (#576), Mariel, Mariela (#1547), Marilee, Marin (#1382), Marion (#1605), Marita, Marjie, Markie, Marla, Marlo (#1980), Mary (#126), Maura (#1576), Maurine, May (#1645), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1501), Mimi, Minnie, Mollie (#1125) and Muriel. Other variants, like Maryse, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Mamie reached its most widespread 138 years ago (AVERAGE #1203) and has become significantly diminished since (#1469, 94%), with forms such as Marla becoming less trendy. Mary has generally been the top pick of parents, although Malia appears to be getting popular too.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Margaret, Marge, Marget, Margie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margo, Margy, Maria, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Marita, Marjie, Markie, Marla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marlo, Mary, Maura, Maurine, May in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mimi, Minnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mollie, Muriel in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mary, Mollie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mamie is pronounced similarly to Maemi, Mima and Mimma. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aimie, Amie, Ammie, Bambie, Cacie, Calie, Cammie, Carie, Carmie, Casie, Catie, Dacie, Danie, Dasie, Esmie, Jacie, Jaimie, Jamie, Jammie, Janie, Jaymie, Kacie, Kadie, Kalie, Kammie, Karie, Kasie, Lacie, Lanie, Mable, Macee, Maci, Macie, Maeve, Mai, Maidie, Maizie, Maji, Malfie, Mali, Malvie, Mandie, Mari, Marien, Maris, Marise, Marlie, Marnie, Marve, Mattie, Maude, Maudie, Mauve, Maxi, Maxie, Maxime, Maxine, Mayde, Mazie, Mazine, Medie, Pammie, Ramie, Remie, Sadie, Sarie, Tacie, Talie, Tamie, Tammie, Tavie and Zadie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mamie.

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