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Gender: F Pronunciation: MAZE-ee Meaning of Maisie: "pearl" Origin of Maisie: Scottish diminutive of Margaret Maisie's Popularity in 2015: #624

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.

Maisie re-entered the US Top 1000 in 2014 at 658, making it one of the fastest rising names of the year; she's still got a way to competing with her English counterparts - in the UK, Maisie is in the Top 50.

Famous People Named Maisie

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams, English actress
Maisie Louise Smith, English actress
Mary Josephine "Maisie" Ward, British author and biographer
Maisie Shiell, Canadian activist
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