Maggie, short for “Margaret,” is a great name for girl dogs who are tough or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Maggie.


Name: Maggie

Meaning: A shortened form of “Margaret,” the name Maggie means “Pearl.”

Personality: Tough, Outgoing

About This Name: Famous Maggies include actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Shiu and Maggie Smith. There are also famous authors, singer-songwriters, athletes and journalists named Maggie. Superstar Scarlett Johansson has a dog named Maggie, and so does popular country star Luke Bryan. Favorite fictional Maggies include Maggie Greene (The Walking Dead), Maggie Beckett (Sliders) and Maggie Simpson (The Simpsons).

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