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.

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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

My name is Maggie and I love my name. I don’t like that most people think my name is short for Margaret, it drives me crazy especially since I do not like the name Margaret. I find that for the most part people have no problem spelling or pronouncing my name except for foreign people often try to spell it Magi or Magy. Your not about to find Maggie on premade personalized things and I am actually happy about that. If that would bother you then don’t name your kid Maggie name them Sarah or Jessica lol

Nicknames for Maggie: | Edit

Mags, Meg, Mag, Gigi, Magpie, Magoo, Magatha, Magdalyn, Magusta

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
Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, CH, DBE is an 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
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

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