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.
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