Ranked in the top 20 of favorite pet names, Maggie dates back to ancient times. The name originated in Persia as Morvared (Margaret), then spread to Greece, across Europe and to England and Scotland. Meaning "pearl" or "cluster of blossoms," Maggie is a feminine name associated with happiness and beauty.
Having mild-mannered traits and capable of tons of love, the name Maggie works well with breeds such as the Havanese, Poodle and Golden Retriever. Maggie canines also like to communicate with their owners vocally or with their eyes making the Basset Hounds another perfect fit.