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Gender: F Pronunciation: MAZE-ee Meaning of Maisie: "pearl" Origin of Maisie: Scottish diminutive of Margaret Maisie's Popularity in 2016: #574

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 as well as the name of hot young Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams.

Maisie re-entered the US Top 1000 in 2014 at 658, making it one of the fastest rising names of that year. She's still got a ways to go to catch up to to her English counterparts: in the UK, Maisie is in the Top 60.

Famous People Named Maisie

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams, English actress
Maisie Louise Smith, English actress
Maisie Richardson-Sellers, British actress
Maud Daisy "Maisie" Gay, English actress and singer
Mary Josephine "Maisie" Ward, British author and biographer
Maisie Shiell, Canadian activist
Maisie Mosco, English novelist
(Stella Grace) Maisie (Fawcett) Carr, Australian botanist
Maisie Rose Methuen, Welsh gymnast
Maisie Mae Roffey (b. 1988), daughter of actress Julie Walters and Grant Roffey

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 Collins, daughter of Adrianna and Ty on TV's "90210"
Maisie Farange, character in Henry James' "What Maisie Knew"
Maisie Ravier, main character in a series of movies including "Maisie was a Lady"
Maizy Russell, character in movie "Uncle Buck"
Maisie MacKenzie, kitten in a series of children's books by Aileen Paterson
Maisie Wylde, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Maisie Jones, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
"Maisie Raine," British TV series and its main character
Maisie, character in British comic strip The Perishers
Mayzie LaBird, bird in Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hatches the Egg" and musical "Seussical"

Maisy, Mazey, Maizie, Mazie, Maisey