Maisie may not be a name that you are familiar with. It just recently made it into the top 1000 names. It has been quite noticeable in literature however. The title character in “What Maisie Knew” by Henry James and the lead character in “The Light That Failed” by Rudyard Kipling are but two examples of Maisie in between the pages. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Maisie:

Scottish: Pearl, a little pearl

Origin of the name Maisie:

Scottish. Maisie is considered the diminutive of Margaret. It has been around since at least the 16th century in Scotland.

Symbolism of the name Maisie:

Maisie has a meaning of “pearl” which symbolizes rarity, preciousness, and treasure. It ties to the uniqueness and regard one has for their child.

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Gender of the name Maisie:

Maisie is typically regarded as a baby girl name.

Pronunciation of the name Maisie:


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Emotion evoked from the name Maisie:

The name Maisie evokes a feeling of uniqueness and affection.

Alternative spellings for the name Maisie:

Maisy, Mazie, Maizie, Maizy, Mayzee

Nicknames for the name Maisie:

May, Zee, Mace, Emm

Popularity of the name Maisie:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Maisie was the 409th most popular girl name in 2020. It has only been in the top 1000 names since 2014, its highest ranking was in 2019 when it was 347th on the list.

Related names for the name Maisie:

Mairead, Margret, Mary, Marissa, Melissa

Great middle names for Maisie and their meanings:

  • Anne (grace)
  • Emerald (precious gemstone)
  • Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
  • Joy (happiness)
  • Kate (pure)
  • Mae (the fifth month)
  • Renee (reborn)

Famous people with the name Maisie:

Maisie in movies/pop culture:

  • Maisy Gibbons (character in “Desperate Housewives”)
  • Maisie (character in Rudyard Kipling's novel, “The Light That Failed”)
  • Maisie Lockwood (character in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”)