Maggie

Gender:girl

Meaning:pearl

Origin:Latin

Pronunciation:ma gee

Variations:Maggey, Maggi, Maggy

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Maggie is a wonderful and fresh sounding version of the more classic Margaret, which would be an ideal choice for parents who want to avoid the more dated version of the name.

Detailed Meaning

Maggie is a feminine name that was originally the pet form of the name Margaret, which is of Latin origin and means ‘Pearl.’ Maggie is the most popular pet form of the name, often found, and has now become a name in its own right.

Famous People With This Name

Maggie Smith is a British actress best known for her roles as Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter film series, and her role in “Downton Abbey.” Maggie Gyllenhaal is an American actress and brother of fellow actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. Maggie Cheung is a Hong Kong actress, best known for her role in the film “In the Mood for Love.”

Possible Nicknames

Nickname options for Maggie include Mag and Mags.

Related Names

Maggie can also be spelt Maggey, Maggi and Maggy.

Stories Featuring This Name

Maggie Simpson is the youngest child in the Simpsons family on the long running animated show, “The Simpsons.” Maggie Walsh is a character in the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Maggie Greene is a character in the American television show, “The Walking Dead.”

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