Mamie Name Meaning & Origin
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Now having lost its Mamie Eisenhower bangs, this insouciant and adorable nickname name is perfect if you want a zestier way to honor a beloved aunt Mary.
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Mame, mimi, mama, mickie
Mamie can itself be a nickname for Mary.
Sometimes spelled Maymie, Maymee, Maimie, or Maimey
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Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET, Greek Meaning Pearl. English, pet form of Margaret
This pet form of Mary or Margaret is perhaps best known for its use in the novel, musical, and movie "Auntie Mame." The name is also similar to the verb "maim," which means "to disable via injury."
American for Mother. Is also used as a term of endearment for a mother, grandmother, aunt, great-grandmother, etc. As an American with the middle name "Mamie," I think this person is mispronouncing the name as "Mammy". "Mamie" is pronounced "May-mee" and I've never heard anyone use that as a term for a mother.
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Mamie Eisenhower, wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mamie Gummer, nickname for Mary Willa, actress and daughter of Meryl Streep.
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Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (novel, musical, and film) performed by Rosalind Russell, Lucille Ball and Angela Landsbury
Put the blame on Mame, song from the film Gilda performed by Rita Hayworth
Mammy (incorrect pronunciation error) – Scarlett's nurse from birth; a slave who raised Scarlett's Mother and belonged to her Scarlett's Grandmother before. Cited by Rhett as "the real head of the household." She is the equivalent of the matriarch of the family, has a no-nonsense attitude and is outspoken and opinionated although she knows how to express herself in ways that cannot be faulted, and must be heard. She knows Scarlett often better than anyone else and won't be fooled or put off where others can be managed easily. She is extremely loyal to the O'Haras, especially Scarlett, whom she cares for like a daughter.