Maggie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maggie
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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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.
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Mags, Meg, Mag, Gigi, Magpie
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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.
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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
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Maggie Simpson, baby from The Simpsons
Maggie Greene, character from The Walking Dead
Maggie, a fictional Chartreux kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders