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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MARGE-uh-ree Meaning of Marjorie: "pearl" Origin of Marjorie: Scottish variation of Margery, diminutive of Margaret Marjorie's Popularity in 2017: #946

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 Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "NEW Love Like Lose - Girls".

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."

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Famous People Named Marjorie

Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite
Marjorie Conrad, French-American model
Marjorie Main (born Mary Tomlinson), American actress
Marjorie Florence Lawrence, Australian opera singer
Marjorie Wallace, American model and former Miss World
Marjorie Williams, American journalist
Marjorie Reynolds, American actress
Marjorie Judith Vincent, Miss America 1991
Marjorie Norton Ralston, first voice of Minnie Mouse and Walt Disney's 13th employee
Marjorie Armstrong "Markie" Post, American actress
Marjorie Margolies, American politician and activist
Marjorie Lyman "Marge" Henderson Buell, American cartoonist
Marjorie "Marge" Redmond, American actress
Marjorie Bennett, Australian actress
Marjorie Lord, American actress
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American children's novelist
Marjorie Rambeau, American actress
Marjorie Rhodes (born Millicent Wise), English actress
Marjorie Cameron, American artist, poet and counterculture figure
Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, Olympic runner and Governor of South Australia
Marjorie Torrey, American children's author and illustrator
Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink, American electronic novelist
Marjorie Bruce aka Marjorie de Brus, Princess of Scotland, daughter of Robert the Bruce
Marjorie Estiano, Brazilian actress and singer
Marjorie Perloff (born Gabriele Mintz), American poetry scholar
Marjorie "Midge" Osterlund Rendell, U.S. federal judge
Marjorie Celeste "Marge" (Belcher) Champion, American dancer
Marjorie Lajoie, Canadian ice dancer

Pop Culture References for the name Marjorie

Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Marjorie Ferrar, rival of Fleur Forsyte in John Galsworthy's novel 'The Silver Spoon'
Marjorie Westriding Yrarier, character in Sheri S. Tepper's "Grass"
Marjorie Pickthall, character in the movie "Ghost Town"
Marjorie Eileen Dursley aka Aunt Marge, character in the "Harry Potter" series
"Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday," early puberty booklet by Mary Pauline Callender
Marjorie, Charlotte's horse in American TV show "Private Practice"

Marjorie's International Variations

Marjolie, Marjolaine, Marjie, Marjo (French)


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!