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Gender: F Meaning of Maisie: "pearl" Origin of Maisie: Scottish diminutive of Margaret

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Maisie, a hundred-year-old favorite, is in perfect tune with today. Spelled Maisy in a popular children's book series, Maisie is rising in tandem with cousin Daisy. While Maisie might be short for Margaret, Mary, or even a name like Melissa or Marissa, it stands perfectly well on its own.

In literature, Maisie is the name of the precocious young title character in the Henry James novel What Maisie Knew, and is also the main female character in Rudyard Kipling's The Light That Failed. And to bring things up to date, Maisie is a half-blood character in the Harry Potter series.

Though she's off the grid in the US, Maisie is Number 21 in England and Wales, and Maisy is 99.

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Famous People Named Maisie

Maisie Williams, English actress
Maisie Conrat, American author

Pop Culture References for the Name Maisie

"Maisy Mouse" children's books

Eleanor's sister in "Eleanor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell

Maisie Cattermole, character in the "Harry Potter" series

"Maisie Dobbs," mystery series

Maisie, daughter of Adrianna "Ade" Tate-Duncan and Ty Collins (given up for adoption) on the reboot series of "90210"

Character in the book "What Maisie Knew" written by Henry James.

Maisie Ravier-Plucky title character of a series of light comedy/dramas of the 40's starring Ann Sothern.

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