Maggie Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \m(a)-ggie\
Number in U.S 👶 117,000
Rate in 2021 614
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Maggie Name Meaning

The name Maggie is a name that has been used mostly for girls all around the world and specially in the United States of America. “ Maggie “ is a common short form of the name “ Magdalena “ or “ Magnolia “. This feminine name means “ pearl “.


Popularity of the name Maggie

The name “ Maggie “ has been used in the United states ever since 1880, with over 118640 boys given the name in the past 2 centuries. It gained the most popularity ad a baby name in the year 1906, when it’s usage went up by 164.90%. During the year 1906, only 9 babies were named “ Maggie “. The most the name’s popularity ever grew to was 0.003%, in this year alone more than only 2 boys were named Maggie!

It is notable that this name is not a popular baby’s name in Utah based on the data by reliable resources in the year 2006. For instance, only 43 babies in Utah were named “ Maggie “ in 2006. A total pf 1850 babies bear the same first name during that year in the United states of America.

From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was in 2007 with a total of 1872 babies. The name “ Maggie “ was recorded 115826 times in the SSA public database. This name first appeared in the year 1880 and given to 582 newborn babies.

This name became a popular name in the year 1880 with a rank of 46 nationwide and was registered 582 times as a baby’s name. The given name became a popular girl’s name in the State of Alaska in the year 1917. It ranked 13 with 5 babies. Also the all time high record for this name was in 1918 in North California with about 210 newborn baby girls.

For the past 80 years, the name “ Maggie “ was recorded 62210 times in the SSA database.


Personality of the name Maggie

Here we have the letter analysis of the name Maggie

M is for melody, the song of life

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature

G is for grand, the life you will live

G is for grace, an admirable trait

I is for impress, for impress you will

E is for enrich, a quality you share

If you are looking for a nickname for your baby, you can select the reversed form of the name “ Maggie “. Your heart’s desire is to help and care for your family and friends. You are also willing to sacrifice yourself for the sake of others.


Famous people named Maggie

Maggie Adamson who is a Scottish musician

Maggie Alderson who is a British scientist

Maggie Alphonsi  who is an English rugby player

Maggie Baird who is an American actress


Similar names to Maggie

Mia, Mason, Mila and Mateo

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3/22/2023 10:48:06 AM

I would like to name my daughter Megi (pronounce Maggie) but it is very rare name in Croatia so I'm afraid that children would tease her. There are only fifty people with name Megi here in Croatia. I was thinking to call her Magdalena so Megi would be a nickname but I'm not sure because i like Megi the best.

3/21/2023 8:24:04 PM

I love my name. Maggie screams unique to me, the only downside to being a maggie is that it rhymes baddly :( other than that I'm in love with my name

3/21/2023 7:48:48 PM

I LOVE being a Maggie. I'm just Maggie, not Margaret. The only downer is all the nicknames! Maggot, Magaroni, Mags, Maggles, Faggie, Magpie...the list goes on. I secretly like it though. I do get the whole "Hey! My dog's name is Maggie!" When I grow up, I'll have a dog named, Rachel or something, so the joke is on them ;) But I really do love it! It's so unique and It'suits my kooky personality perfectly.

3/16/2023 9:19:36 AM

I am Maggie and I am a very fun-loving person. I just let myself go and enjoy life. Just like the other Maggies I know I am very smart and I am taking all honors classes as a freshman. I am even in Honors Geomatry and making an A.

3/15/2023 4:49:10 AM

my name is MAGGIE....and no it is not short for anything..its just MAGGIE...howeer, my friends have shortened it to MAGZ ....over the years i liked my name at times and at other times i hated it....all the time people ask me if its my real name and i have to answer yes...sometimes i wish it was something more elegant like margarit...but at the end of the day, im glad i can say MAGGIE is my name ...

3/13/2023 10:15:18 PM

Margaret has been a family name for generations on both sides of the family....I am a Peggy(nickname). My daughter is a Maggie!

3/13/2023 8:44:10 AM

i am maggie and at first i didnt like my name but now i am happy to be different and classy.

3/12/2023 3:06:10 PM

My birth name is Margaret Ann, but I really prefer to be called Maggie. I don't really think Margaret fits me. Only when my friends tease me/ or try to get my attention, or when I'm in trouble with my parents am I called Margaret. My nicknames are Margo, Mags, Magpie, Magaroo, Magzilla, Maggie the Ferocious Beast, and Magdalena. I love Maggie and my friends say its perfect for me, and I wouldn't give my name up for anything! :)

3/3/2023 11:51:42 AM

My name is Maggie and I was named after the Rod Stewart song. A lot of people take liberties and call me Margaret, thinking they will sound smarter I suppose, but It's just Maggie. A few choice friends call me Marge as an inside joke (It'started that if I were catholic I'd be Sister Maggie Margaret). i've only met one other Maggie, and It's lovely to know that when your name is said someone is calling for you, not the 3 other Jessicas in the room.

2/23/2023 2:15:14 AM

My name is just Maggie. Everyone asks me if tis really Margaret but It's not. My parents didnt want me to be called Peg or any other name for margaret

2/17/2023 9:00:28 AM

my name is margaret i have never gone by anything but that in fact i dont like when people call me maggie its just not my thing

2/10/2023 3:54:26 AM

My name is Maggie, not Margaret. I agree that it is commonly used as a dog name. However, I have never hated my name. I actually am very proud to say that I am Maggie. My parents got the name from the origin of Margaret and because of the'song "Little Maggie" sung originally by: Ralphy Stanley. It's a bluegrass song, but I love it. I also tend to find that people named Maggie seem to be more extroverted than people with oridinary names.

2/3/2023 3:51:08 PM

YAh I spell it lke this Sabryna but every one spells it like this Sabrina it is so anoying!!!

1/18/2023 3:44:22 PM

My pionus parrot was named maggie when I bought her. She is a very loving pet, and she is a pearl.

1/7/2023 7:38:52 PM

Those other comments must have come from people who didn't grow up in my part of the country. This is my name and I was born in 1986, and you can see from the chart that there were a zillion other Amys out there at that time. I always had other Amys around. I didn't like that it had to be paired with my last name or last initial when somebody was speaking to me. I lived in Central America for a while as an adult and this name was unheard of there, so nobody could pronounce it and I usually got Any (Annie) on their first try. Amy's a pretty name and it has a lovely meaning (beloved), but my parents just had bad luck on the timing.

12/31/2022 6:57:20 PM

My name is simply just Maggie. People describe it as usually a cute name and I often find that dogs are named Maggie. I guess the name'suits people with cute and quirky attitudes. I, however, am planning to become the dominator of the world and I beli've it does not suit me at all!! A villain named Maggie? BLASPHEMY!

12/23/2022 11:41:56 AM

My name is Maggie (Margaret but I was never called it) I feel if it fits my quirky personality and Isn't common or really wired I love it and would never change my name!

12/11/2022 6:26:50 PM

My name is Maggie and I love it. It is unique and qwirky just like me. I am also Irish and love having a name that connects me to my roots

11/29/2022 5:33:16 PM

My name is Marguerite, which is pretty unique i guess. I was named after my moms grandma but my dad only agreed to the name if he could call me Maggie after one of his favorite E.E. Cummings poems. I have met maybe ten Maggies in my life but had only heard of other MarguerIt's, often other grandmothe's, last summer I'met a little girl named Marguerite (also named after a grandparent) she was 6 and i was 18 at the time, we were the only MarguerIt's each of us had met. I like being a Maggie and im told it fits me wellthe nicknames listed in other posts are all common: mags, maggers, maggot (my brother called me that when we were younger), magpie, magacita, maggie may.... i love my name and how my parents came to name me. i think that the meaning pearl is neat and the meaning of marguerite is daisy, so daisy and pearl arent bad things to be associated with if u ask me :-) oh and the whole thing with EVERYONE naming their dog Maggie.... i dont get it, lol

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11/8/2022 8:07:50 AM

Just named my daughter Maggie. My mum is Margaret but didn't like that enough to call my baby!! I think people thought I was joking when I was pregnant and said I was naming her Maggie but now she is 4 months and can't imagine her being anything else - it is different and I think it is brilliant!

11/3/2022 2:59:00 PM

I was born Margaret, but go by Maggie daily. For the most part I enjoy going by Maggie, but I wish that It'sounded as classic and elegant as Margaret did. I appreciate the fact that my parents named me Margaret, but call me Maggie, because that leaves me the option to go by Margaret later in life. When I think of myself fitting my name, Maggie reminds me of a young, outgoing, and athletic girl. My parents were influenced by St. Margaret, Queen of Scots, Margaret Thatcher, and my aunt. Good luck with your decision, I am sure you will make the right one!

11/3/2022 2:56:02 AM

My name is Maggie, short for nothing. I really hated it and wished it were Meghan (because that was more common) until I was probably about 18, now I love it. My ONLY problem is that I have always found It'slightly hard to one seems to know what I'mean when I say that, but I am a linguistics major, and the thing is, the vowel sounds around the "g" are pronounced in the front of the mouth, whereas the "g" is pronounced in the back, forcing the tongue to travel back and forth when saying it. Ok...but truly I do love the name.

10/31/2022 8:48:32 AM

My name is Maggie. It'sounds similar like my Chinese name. My familiy name'sounds like "meng". One of my friend who is a funny French guy said maggie is an old name. He calls me aunt maggie sometimes. but it is ok, it is still a sweet name because I am considered as a nice girl. It is us who have this name make it meaningful.

10/30/2022 12:46:30 AM

I have a friend called maggie and she hates her name but i see nothing wrong with the name infact the name maggie is in my top 10 names:)

10/29/2022 10:40:06 AM

Love my name ? Margaret, Maggie; or Mags. It grow with you. 99.99% of the time no one can spell ?Margret? at Starbucks. Maggie also gets confused as ?Maddie? more recently. Overall, I feel so lucky that this wqa my name.

10/16/2022 1:44:30 AM

My name is Maggie, Not Margaret. Although, It's the number one dog name in the united states and nothing cool ryhmes with it, i love the name. I was named after my aunt who was tall, funny and extroverted just like me, Maggie

10/5/2022 2:28:00 PM

My sister named me Maggie after Maggie Simpson, when my mom was preganant with me. She decided to formally name me Margaret after her great aunt but everyone calls me Maggie, teache's, strangers, kids, and adults. It's so unique only dogs have my name i have a good friend who's name is Meggie wich i guess is short for Margaret. Maggie Suits me and i love it.:)

9/24/2022 11:04:38 PM

my name is maggie not margaret not magdalen just maggie and the reason im named that is because my parents thought that there would never be another maggie... come home first day of kindergaten and ther's a new maggie in the class lol! some of my nicknames are sooo annoying such as maggieee cuz ya no how u would say tom w. and tom h.? well my name is easton so maggieee get it?

9/17/2022 10:55:24 AM

I love my name! Maggie is a great name wwith a beautiful meaning and It is not really common. There is only one other girl in my school named Maggie but coincidentaly we are both really margarets. I think Maggie is the best name there is!!!

9/15/2022 2:15:08 PM

my name's maggie and i think It's great. It's such a youthful name and i love it!

9/7/2022 9:59:02 PM

My name is Margaret, but I prefer Maggie! My name is okay, but It's just so old fashioned. Maggie is lots better. For a while, i've been wanting to be called Maizie. I love how many names come out of Margaret! :)

9/7/2022 6:59:44 AM

I have thought about using this name along with Grace. I think Maggie is such a sweet and graceful name.

9/3/2022 11:23:24 AM

i've only known people with the nickname Maggie, along with MANY dogs. Though yes, my name is Maggie, my mom tells me I was named after the poem Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins, where the name Margaret is used. My favorite nickname is Magpie, though I have plenty: Mag(s), Madge, Magster, Magarooni, Maggot. In my case, I was also given'the full name of Maggie Jane Parker, so when people find out my whole name I get a lot of Spiderman jokes, and sometimes Michael Jackson or Michael Jordan jokes when I used to go by M.J. The name is alright in my opinion. Sometimes I wish that my name was Magnolia, or Magdeline, or Magpie. People are always messing up It's spelling or asking if It's a nickname.

8/5/2022 11:53:06 PM

my name is margaret but im call maggie and i like the name alot, i like my name cuz its not to unique but its not to popular.

6/21/2022 4:58:12 AM

My best friend's sister is named Maggie!Maggie is my best friend as well as her big sis!

5/22/2022 11:09:54 PM

My name is Maggie, so I'm forced to grin and bear the name.

5/9/2022 12:16:30 AM

i like it cus It's my name. not short for margaret either. some people pronounce it Meggie or Maygie. the minnesotan accent. i don't mind. I'm also nicknamed magpie and maggot. shaggy maggie. *agh*

4/23/2022 7:17:42 AM

I was christened Margaret Mary but changed it to Maggie when I hit my teens in the 1982s. Until recently, I only know one other Maggie, about the'same age as me. I was thinking It's not such a good name as you get older but hey! three of my young friends have named their baby daughters Maggie so I wear my name with pride!! I get called Magsie, Margo, Marg (not Marge!!)Margie. I have always hated Margaret - imagine a stiff hair perm and twin-set and pearls!!

4/21/2022 11:16:12 PM

I am a "Maggie", Formal name Margaret Louise. Named after both of my grandmothe's. My Margaret grandmother came here from Ireland, and she was named after her Aunt Maggie in Ireland as well. I absolutely LOVE my name, I would like to name my daughter Margaret but am afraid it would appear too vain! LOL

4/7/2022 6:59:42 AM

I love my name. When I was younger it was a little frustrating because kids always thought I was saying Megan. Now that I'm older, I love my name. My sister has just named her little girl Maggie and my good friend is naming her baby Maggie. It's becoming more popular. It's unique and different and youthful and I love it :-)

4/3/2022 12:24:36 PM

My son's wife is expecting their second child. They feel it is a girl and the name if Maggie Rose. I like the flow of the two name together and can't wait to meet her!

3/29/2022 3:17:24 PM

My nameis Margaret. People Call me Maggie, Magnanamous (one of my favorite nicknames, quite random), and Miss Maggie. Mostly, It's just Maggie. I like it, It's cute. I don't think It's horribly elegant though, and I wish it was.

3/29/2022 6:08:24 AM

My name is Marguerite and I go by Maggie. I have been called Maggie since kindergarten (you can imagine how hard it was to spell Marguerite at 5yrs old). I love to be called Maggs or Maggie. But I do love my real name as it has history and meaning to it. I love old fashion names. There are too many Jennys, Nicoles, ETC in the world. I named my first daughter Margaret and her teacher calls her Maggie Molly Margaret because she cant make up her mind what she wants to be called!!!

3/28/2022 10:49:12 PM

Personally I cannot stand when people use nicknames as legal first names. Names like Maggie(my nm), Katie, Jess, Tom, and John are nick names NOT full names. I do actually go by both Margaret and Maggie depending on what it is that I am doing. With work or formal settings I use Margaret and with more casual settings I go by Maggie. The down side with Maggie is that it rhymes with some bad things. I remember once in high school I got so embarrassed because we had to read The Great Gatsby and people were laughing about the old fashioned names and of course my teacher had to point out how my name was just as old fashioned as the ones in the book.

3/22/2022 3:02:06 AM

Well my name is Makai and i like how there is a low amount of people that have this name. If you are going to name your child Makai, spell it like that. In the beginning no one can say it right but being in middle school it is a rare chance to get it wrong. I have never met another Makai, but i have met a Takai who was also born in September. I think the Kai name is kinda of like a September name

3/20/2022 8:01:48 AM

Maggie is a down to earth name that has no pretense about it. Rock solid and dependable but soft and kind underneath. Rod Stewart loved Maggie. Pierre Elliot Trudeau loved Maggie. Only women who are confident in the'selves can wear the name Maggie well.

3/18/2022 3:52:30 AM

My parents named me Margaret after my grandmother. I preferred Maggie when I was younger. But as I got older, I got to thinking, EVERYONE who's name is Margaret knows It's an older name, so they might all be changing their names to Maggie. But, while they are going by Maggie, I will be one of the few going by Margaret (: I wish It'stood for something cooler than "pearl". D:

3/4/2022 4:04:12 AM

I dont often meet othe's with the REAL name of Maggie. Their names are always Margrate. My family is very Irish and when I went to Irealand we got a picture of me standing infront of a pub called "Maggie's". I use to always not like my name. But know I like it because it is unique and different.

2/11/2022 1:03:18 PM

my real name is margaret being named after my grandmother, buy my parents thought the name was a little old-fashioned so the nicknamed me maggie. i always hated the name, but people say it is cute and since there is a maggie in breaking dawn i love my name - and the more i think about the more rare and beatiful It'sounds, barely anyone has the name, expect one other girl in my entire high school who is in my math class

12/14/2021 9:47:06 PM

We did give our kids family names but we weren't oppesod to non-family names. Our son is named after my hubby and father in law, but in'tead of making him "the third" (hubby is a Jr.) we gave him my fathe's name as his middle name to honor both sides. My daughter has a real old-fashioned name (which unfortun'tely is now very popular) which was my great great grandmothe's name.

12/9/2021 11:51:18 AM

My name is Maggie but i am a Margaret (not margret and not marge and not magdalene) i love my name except sometimes people call me "Meggy" or in class the new teache's will call me margaret and people dont know that its me my parents actually got my name from the rod stewart song maggie may but my middle name isnt may its ann my sisters name is may (were twins) my friends normally call me magz or mag anyway i think maggie is an amazing name

9/25/2021 3:42:36 PM

did u know that the name maggie means 'peral'!! wow i discovered this today. i used to not like this name because people call me magpie, monkey,etc but i never knew it is such a beautiful name!!! =D

9/6/2021 9:31:48 PM

3 yr old cousins name her real name is ruth margret but everyone calls her maggie or maggie mae or mags and she loves it

9/6/2021 1:17:42 PM

hehe this is my name as well. Mine IS Margaret Hehe I hate the name'sometimes but I like how many nicknames people come up with for it. I go my mag, magito, maggs, maggie may

8/24/2021 12:21:54 PM

i never meet any one with the'same name as me its really rare. its just maggie not margaret or anything else just maggie. sometimes wen i tell people my name they think its werird i actually dont like my name very much i dont think it matches me.

8/2/2021 4:04:12 PM

My daughter's name is Maggie, short for Margaret. i've encountered difficulty with doctors who want me to say Margaret if I ask about her records... It'seems like an obvious nickname for the name, like Bill is for WillI'm.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Maggie?
The origin of the name Maggie is Greek.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Maggie?
*️⃣ How many people are named Maggie?
Almost 117000 people are named Maggie.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Maggie?
The names of Melanie, Milan, Melany, Melina, Milana