Gender: Female Meaning of Maggie: "pearl" Origin of Maggie: Diminutive of Margaret Maggie's Popularity in 2019: #295

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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Rank in US: #295

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Viviennethenaturegirl Says:


I know! Maggots...ugh...

ariel44 Says:


I have met two Maggies in my life. I met a popular,pretty,rude and a kind of snobby Maggie and I was very jealous of her and later I met a silly,shy and very adorable Maggie and both looked and acted very different. That's why I am saying there is no certain personalities for names.

ariel44 Says:


Any name can go on anyone not only Maggie. There are no certain personalities for names. It can not change how the way works. It is not science.

ariel44 Says:


I think it's ok but Margot is way worse if you ask me.

rileycoyote Says:


Same, but it was only my grandparents that called me Maggie

rileycoyote Says:


My name is Meagan and my nana and papa always called me Maggie, my mom wanted Meagan and figure she could call me it if she wanted, wasn’t until they both passed that I realized how much I adore the name and miss hearing it.

SouthernPeach Says:


This is such a cute nn for Magnolia

LaulenaG Says:


I'm sorry but I cannot stand this name. Maggot. Hag. Too many negative associations and an unpleasant, harsh sound that somehow manages not to sound strong (as opposed to the harsh yet strong Gwen, for instance).

MaggieVP Says:


Maggie is my name. Short for Margaret, and named after my great grandma! I love it!

Maggie Says:


I was named Meaghan but have always been called Maggie. I'm not sure why my parents did this since they never intended to call me Meaghan. It has been pointed out to me a lot that "Meggie" would make more sense. I am the only person I have ever heard of who uses Maggie as a nickname for any form of Megan.

MaggieM910 Says:


I'm named after Rod Stewarts song.

Margaret kabwe Says:


My name is margaret l,just love this name and it's meaning .so powerful .

Yessica Says:


Used to hate this name.... it's growing on me though.

Yessica Says:


I don't like the G sound but I like Maggie.
As a name not a nickname to *shudders* Margaret

teacupsandtiaras Says:


Not a fan, though I like the meaning.

Maggie Says:


I agree my fellow Maggie!

maggieclomiro Says:


I dont think that was nice my name is Maggie

maggieclomiro Says:


My name is also Maggie not Margaret not anything else just Maggie

Maggie Says:


My name is Maggie

Imma Lion Says:


Haha me too

indiefendi2 Says:


Maggie is an ugly name in my opinion but I *kinda* see the cuteness in it.

RandomPersonChatting Says:


That's my name! I always thought it sounded weird

Bobcat108 Says:


I think I just don't like any name w/a hard G sound in it. Maggie, Agatha, Agnes, Margaret, Gabriella, Gladys, Peggy...nope. That's just me, though. I'm sure there are plenty of names that I like that others would find unattractive!

Guest Says:


That's the main reason why I've never liked this name.

Hydra Says:


Maggots.....just, I'm sorry, maggots......

NaomiNY Says:


Me, too! It's a great nickname for Margaret :)

mabespark Says:


I love this as a nickname. It's sweet, beautiful, and strong. I think it would fit any girl.