Origin, Meaning, And History of Maisie
Maisie, also spelled Maisy or Mazie, is a name of Scottish origin that means “pearl.” It is considered a Scottish diminutive form of Margaret, which eventually became “Maggie,” and finally Maisie. In Hebrew, the name Maisie stands for “wished-for child,” “rebellion,” or “bitter.”
The name can act as a nickname for Melissa, Marissa, or Esme, or it can have nicknames like May, Zee, Mace, and Emm.
While Maisie is taken as a short form of Margaret or Mary, it acts as a bearer of Mother Mary in the Bible. The name Mary has been derived from the Hebrew name “Miriam,” which refers to “bitter” or “wished-for child.” The most famous person bearing this name is the Virgin Mary, who is the mother of Jesus Christ. She is considered a central figure in Christianity and is revered as the Mother of God. Mary is also mentioned in the New Testament as the sister of Martha and Lazarus, who were close friends of Jesus. Additionally, Mary Magdalene, who was a follower of Jesus and was present at his crucifixion and resurrection, is also referred to as Mary in the New Testament.
The name Maisie became popular in Scotland in the late 19th century and early 20th century and saw a resurgence in recent years. Maisy Gibbons is a fictional character in the American comedy-drama series “Desperate Housewives” played by Sharon Lawrence. Maisie Lockwood is another fictional character appearing in the “Jurassic Park” series being introduced in the fifth edition of the franchise “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.” She is depicted as a young girl who is kidnapped by Biosyn as a clone made by her mother. Maisie is the love interest of the protagonist Dick in Rudyard Kipling’s first novel, “The Light That Failed.” Both Dick and Maisie are orphans who form a childhood relationship under foster care before they discover the outer world.
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Famous People With The Name Maisie
- Maisie WilliamsEnglish actress, best known for her role in “Game of Thrones”
- Maisie PetersEnglish singer known for her album “You Signed Up For This”
- Maisie SmithEnglish actress and singer, known for playing Tiffany Butcher in “Eastenders”
- Maisie AdamEnglish stand-up comedian, writer, and actress
- Maisie Richardson-SellersBritish actress popular for her role in “The Originals”
Maisie On The Popularity Chart
Maisie gained popularity in the late 19th century and the early 20th century and was declared the 409th most popular name in 2020. Check out the graphical representation to see its popularity over the years.
Popularity Over Time
The name Maisie gained traction in the late 1990s and took a steep rise in 2012, and reached its highest popularity in 2019.Source: Social Security Administration
Rank Over Time
As shown in the graph, the name Maisie had its rank fluctuating over the last four decades, starting 1980s. It broke into the list of top 500 names in 2018.Source: Social Security Administration
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