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Gender: F Meaning of Maisie: "pearl" Origin of Maisie: Scottish diminutive of Margaret Maisie's Popularity in 2014: #658

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 in the Top 50 in England, Scotland, and Wales, and Maisy is 99.

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Famous People Named Maisie

Maisie Williams, English actress
Maisie Smith, English actress
Maisie Conrat, American writer
Maisie Ward, English writer

Pop Culture References for the Name Maisie

Maisie Douglas, character in "Eleanor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell
Maisie Cattermole, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Maisie Dobbs, main character in mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie, daughter of Adrianna "Ade" Tate-Duncan and Ty Collins on TV's "90210"
"What Maisie Knew," novel by Henry James
Maisie Ravier, main character in '40s movies starring Ann Sothern, including "Maisie was a Lady"
Maizy Russell (Gaby Hoffman), character in movie "Uncle Buck"
Maisie, kitten in a series of children's books by Aileen Paterson
Maisie Wylde, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
"Maisie Raine," British TV series
What Maisie Knew, 2012 American drama film
Mayzie, a character from Seussical: The Musical
Amayzing Mayzie, song from Seussical: The Musical

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