Maggie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maggie

Maggie

Pronunciation: MA-gee (key)

Origin of the name Maggie:

A pet form of Magnolia and Margaret, Maggie is also bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman. Buy the book

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Maggie Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Maggie? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Maggie

Comments and insights on the name Maggie: | Edit

My name is Maggie, which is short for my given name of Magdalyn. My parents called me Maggie from birth. I read somewhere that Maggie means "a pearl." I believe my very Catholic grandparents had something to do with naming me, and that the name is a twist on Mary Magdelene from the Bible. I am American, mostly of European descent.

Personal experiences with the name Maggie: | Edit
Share what you know!
Nicknames for Maggie: | Edit

Mags, Meg, Mag, Gigi, Magpie

Meanings and history of the name Maggie: | Edit

Maggie is a common short form of the English name Margaret and sometimes Magdalen, Marguerite and Marjorie, which is also used as an independent name.

Famous real-life people named Maggie: | Edit

Margaret "Maggie" Cassidy Lawson - American actress from the show Psych
Margaret "Maggie" Gyllenhaal - American actress
Margaret "Maggie" Grace - American actress
Margaret "Maggie" Quigley - American actress
Maggie Elizabeth Jones - American child actress
Maggie Smith - English actress

Maggie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Maggie Simpson, baby from The Simpsons
Maggie Greene, character from The Walking Dead
Maggie, a fictional Chartreux kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
72
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

68
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

80
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

72
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

66
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

71
No Way
Definitely

Young?

61
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?