The name Marjorie is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "pearl". Marjorie is ranked #946 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
Scottish Marjorie and her English twin Margery were early twentieth century favorites that date back to medieval times, when it was popular among the royals. They were at their height in the 1920s, when they were seen as more lively versions of the old standard. Marjorie was always the preferred spelling, in the Top 25 from 1920 to 1927.
One notable namesake is Marjorie Stinson, a pioneering aviator who was the first female airline pilot. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was the author of the moving novel The Yearling and Margery Williams's name is on the cover of kiddie favorite The Velveteen Rabbit—and there's always the old nursery rhyme "See-Saw, Margery Daw."
Nickname Margie was seen as a prime pert teenager moniker in movies and such vintage TV shows as My Little Margie. Marge is strongly associated with Homer Simpson's wife. Jorie might make for a fresher nickname these days.
Though Margery and Marjorie endured time off the popularity lists recently, their three syllables and "ee" ending make them a modern possibility.
Marjorie could have possibly faded with advent of the word "margarine."