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Gender: Female Meaning of Margery: "pearl" Origin of Margery: Medieval variation of Margaret

The name Margery is a girl's name meaning "pearl". Margery and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Margery

(Clara) Margery Melita Sharp, English novelist
Margery Louise Allingham, English novelist
Margery Harriet Lawrence, English novelist
Margery Mason, English actress and director
Margery Winifred Williams, Anglo-American children's author
Margery Fish, English gardener and author
Margery Kempe, English mystic

Pop Culture References for the name Margery

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


Daiseymae Says:



Jessica Says:


I agree, Marjorie is a much better spelling.

paulapuddephatt Says:


We had a budgie called Madge. 😃

paulapuddephatt Says:


I think I slightly prefer the Marjorie spelling, for that reason. It is a beautiful vintage name, though.

Liberty_Bell Says:



Michaela Says:


Margery or Marjorie? It's very difficult to choose...

SoDallas3 Says:


Part of me love this name for it's vintage feel and another part is reminded of margarine.

Catastroffy Says:


I quite like this name, with Midge or Madge as diminutives.