Diminutive of Margaret

Maggie Origin and Meaning

The name Maggie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "pearl".

Maggie is a cute, earthy short form that has been in style for several decades now, still sometimes used as an independent name by such parents as Jon Stewart. First used in Scotland, it got a large bump in popularity via the 1971 Rod Stewart hit song "Maggie May." Today's Maggie might just as well be short for a more adventurous name such as Magdalena or Magnolia as for the classic Margaret.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was born Margaret.

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Maggie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Maggie

  • Margaret Natalie "Maggie" SmithEnglish actress
  • Margaret Hilda "Maggie" ThatcherBaroness Thatcher, British prime minister
  • Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" LawsonAmerican actress
  • Maggie Grace (born Margaret Grace Denig)American actress
  • Margalit Ruth "Maggie" GyllenhaalAmerican actress
  • Maggie Elizabeth JonesAmerican child actress
  • Maggie Q (born Margaret Denise Quigley)American actress
  • Maggie MayAmerican model, Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 2014
  • Maggie StiefvaterAmerican novelist
  • Maggie Shiu (Meikei), Hong Kong actress
  • Maggie Cheung Hoyee, Hong Kong actress
  • Maggie Cheung (Manyuk), Hong Kong actress
  • Margaret "Maggie" JonesEnglish actress
  • Maggie MaCanadian actress
  • Maggie Tabberer (born Margaret May Trigar)Australian fashion and media personality
  • Maggie Eckfordbetter known as Ruelle, American singer,songwriter
  • Maggie Macfadyendaughter of actor Matthew Macfadyen
  • Maggie McGrawdaughter of country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
  • Maggie SiffAmerican actress
  • Maggie Rose Stewart (b. 2006)daughter of American comedian Jon Stewart

Maggie in Pop Culture

  • Mary Margaret "Maggie" Stonecharacter on soap "All My Children"
  • Maggie Tulliverprotagonist in George Eliot's novel "The Mill on the Floss"
  • Maggie Walshcharacter on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • Maggie Peskyfly on animated series "The Buzz on Maggie"
  • Margaret "Maggie" Hortoncharacter on soap "Days of Our Lives"
  • Margaret Ellen "Maggie" Sawyerpolice officer in DC Comics and TV's "Supergirl"
  • Margaret Katherine "Maggie" Seavermom on TV's "Growing Pains"
  • Margaret "Maggie" Simpsonbaby on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Maggie Greenecharacter on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Maggie Langstoncharacter in TV's "Resurrection"
  • Maggie Jordancharacter on TV's "The Newsroom"
  • Mary Margaret "Maggie" O'Connellcharacter on TV's "Northern Exposure"
  • Maggiecow in Disney's "Home on the Range"
  • Maggie A. Beckettcharacter on TV's "Sliders"
  • Margaret Ann "Maggie" Doylecharacter on Australian TV's "Blue Heelers"
  • "Maggie May" song by Rod Stewart
  • "Maggie Mae" folk song covered by the Beatles
  • "Maggie M'Gill" song by the Doors
  • Margaret "Maggie" Piercecharacter on "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Maggie Langcharacter in the movie "Ant,Man"
  • Margaret "Maggie" Duvala character on MTV's "Scream," also Emma Duval's mother
  • Magnolia "Maggie" Lacivicharacter in webcomic Ava's Demon
  • Maggiecharacter on TV's "Into the Dark"
  • Maggie Wintersmain character played by Faith Ford on the American CBS Sitcom "Maggie Winters" which ran from September 1998 to February 1999
  • Maggie2015 post,apocalyptic horror drama film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson
  • Maggiefemale Australian Kelpie dog, called the World's Oldest Dog, Maggie the Kelpie died in April 2016 at the age of 30, and was owned by Brian McLaren, articles about Maggie the Kelpie can be found online
  • Maggie Amatocharacter in book and TV show Younger and sequel Older, by Nameberry founder Pamela Redmond
  • Maggie the bulldogAll White female English Bulldog owned by American Bikini Model Elle Johnson based in
  • Park CityUtah, Maggie is sometimes called "Miss Maggie" by fans

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