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Girl Name: Maggie

Name: Maggie
Pronunciation: \m(a)-ggie\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Magnolia
Sounds Like: Meggie, Madge, Meggi
Variant forms: Magali, Maggey, Maggi, Maggy, Magli, Maguy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 337
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 62201


Maggie \m(a)-ggie\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAG-ee. It is of English origin. Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl". Used as an independent name in the late 19th century. Popular now due to revival of interest in "old-fashioned" names. Dance impresario Maguy Marin; actresses Maggie Smith, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Maggie has 6 variant forms: Magali, Maggey, Maggi, Maggy, Magli and Maguy.

For more information, see also the related name Magnolia.

Baby names that sound like Maggie are Meggie, Madge and Meggi.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Maggie.


Maggie is a very popular first name for women (#337 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#62201 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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