Medieval variation of Margaret

Margery Origin and Meaning

The name Margery is a girl's name meaning "pearl".

An old royal name in England and Scotland that's also spelled Marjorie. Popular in the Middle Ages and Tudor period, it was revived at the end of the 19th century, peaked in 1921 and dropped off the list in 1958, enough time to be reconsidered as a Margaret alternative. The name Margery Daw is familiar via the seesaw nursery rhyme and Margery Williams wrote the children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit..

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Margery Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Margery

  • (Clara) Margery Melita SharpEnglish novelist
  • Margery Louise AllinghamEnglish novelist
  • Margery Harriet LawrenceEnglish novelist
  • Margery MasonEnglish actress and director
  • Margery Winifred WilliamsAnglo,American children's author
  • Margery Williams Biancoauthor of "The Velveteen Rabbit"
  • Margery FishEnglish gardener and author
  • Margery KempeEnglish mystic

Margery in Pop Culture

  • "See Saw Margery Daw" English nursery rhyme
  • Margery Fenworthycharacter in the "St. Clare's" book series by Enid Blyton