Gender: Female Pronunciation: MARGE-uh-ree Meaning of Marjorie: "pearl" Origin of Marjorie: Scottish variation of Margery, diminutive of Margaret

Marjorie Origin and Meaning

The name Marjorie is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "pearl".

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."

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Marjorie's International Variations

Marjolie, Marjolaine, Marjie, Marjo (French)


NameLover2020 Says:


Okay, but I prefer Margaret.

lokalu Says:


My sister's name is Marjorie, and she is a strong, beautiful, and unique person - just like this name. Your life is blessed to know a Marjorie. 💜

GenEric Says:


This spelling is distinct enough to differentiate it from margarine. There are lots of cute nickname options as well. Good to see it making the top 1000.

Leah_ Says:


I love this name! So beautiful!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I agree with you there. Marge is outdated as a nickname, as it's too associated with margarine. The other nicknames are lovely, though. I also love Madge.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I agree.

Daiseymae Says:


This name is very cute.

lillian85 Says:


I love the nickname Mari for Marjorie

vintageluvs Says:


I agree, though I would name her Marjorie and nickname her Peg (because it is a nickname for Margaret, and Marjorie is a form of Margaret, albeit unused)!

PineWarrior Says:


I love this name! If I ever had a baby girl, I'd definitely consider this name with the nickname of 'Jorie'

flora_kate Says:


A new favorite of mine :) The only downside is that I don't like any of the nn that go with it. Oh well. It's a gorgeous name anyways.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


Midge or Jori. I'm not crazy about Marge.

mabespark Says:


I would use this in a heartbeat. It's a family name, and I absolutely swoon over the nickname Midge. It's adorable.

littlewren Says:


A lovely and strong name, belonging to my beloved grandma. It will most likely be at least a middle on a kid of mine someday. Or possibly a first.
I am surprised and pleased to see it in the top 1000.

lesliemarion Says:


Strong and wonderful name. Time for its revival!