Short form of Margaret, Greek

Marge Origin and Meaning

The name Marge is a girl's name of English origin meaning "pearl".

Marge used to be as common as Maggie or Megan, ranking on its own in the girls' Top 1000 from 1900 until right after World War II, when so many Old School names fell off the list in favor of a new generation cuter, perkier choices.

Today, Grandma may be shocked to learn that Marge is extinct, given to zero baby girls in the US. And we doubt many little Margarets or Margos are called Marge either.

# 978 in the US

Marge Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Marge

  • Marge PiercyAmerican poet
  • Margaret Carolyn "Marge" Unnewehr SchottAmerican baseball team owner
  • Marjorie Celeste "Marge" (Belcher) ChampionAmerican dancer
  • Marjorie Lyman "Marge" Henderson BuellAmerican cartoonist
  • Margaret "Marge" Scafati RoukemaU.S. Congresswoman from New Jersey
  • Marjorie "Marge" RedmondAmerican actress
  • Margaret "Marge" KotliskyAmerican actress
  • Marge Baliff SimonAmerican speculative fiction novelist
  • (Mary) Marg HelgenbergerAmerican actress

Marge in Pop Culture

  • Marjorie "Marge" Greencharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Bouvier Simpsoncharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Aunt Marge aka Marjorie Eileen Dursleycharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Marge Gundersoncharacter in movie "Fargo"
  • Large Margecharacter in movie "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"
  • Marge Sherwoodcharacter in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
  • Margecharacter in Disney Channel's "Bizaardvark"