The name Maggie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "pearl". Maggie is ranked #247 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Rock Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "drop 2, add 1, change 1 - GIRLS".
From the experts:
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.