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Gender: F Origin of Mamie: Diminutive of Mary or Margaret Meaning of Margaret: Greek, "pearl"

Mamie is back. Having finally shorn her Mamie Eisenhower bangs, this insouciant and adorable nickname name is perfect if you want a zestier way to honor a beloved aunt Mary. Meryl Streep's actress daughter, properly named Mary Willa, is called Mamie Gummer. You might think of Mamie as a sister of the stylish Maisie.

Mamie was a Top 100 name from the time records were published through 1912, falling off the list in 1966. There have been Mamie characters on two recent sitcoms: Hot in Cleveland and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

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Famous People Named Mamie

Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower, former U.S. First Lady as wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mamie Van Doren (born Joan Lucille Olander), American actress and model
Mary Willa "Mamie" Gummer, American actress; daughter of actress Meryl Streep
Mamie Phipps Clark, American psychologist and activist
Mary Angela "Mamie" Dickens, daughter of novelist Charles Dickens
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American woman pitcher in the Negro Leagues
Mamie Jones aka Aileen Stanley (born Maude Elsie Aileen Muggeridge), American singer
Mary "Mamie" Lincoln, granddaughter of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress
Mamie Rallins, American Olympic runner

Pop Culture References for the Name Mamie

Mamie Dubcek, character on TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun"
Mamie Johnson, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
"The Revolt of Mamie Stover," 1951 novel by William Bradford Huie

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