Scottish variation of Margery, diminutive of Margaret

Marjorie Origin and Meaning

The name Marjorie is 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."

Marjorie Popularity

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Famous People Named Marjorie

  • Marjorie Merriweather PostAmerican socialite
  • Marjorie ConradFrench,American model
  • Marjorie Main (born Mary Tomlinson)American actress
  • Marjorie Florence LawrenceAustralian opera singer
  • Marjorie WallaceAmerican model and former Miss World
  • Marjorie WilliamsAmerican journalist
  • Marjorie ReynoldsAmerican actress
  • Marjorie Judith VincentMiss America 1991
  • Marjorie Norton Ralstonfirst voice of Minnie Mouse and Walt Disney's 13th employee
  • Marjorie Armstrong "Markie" PostAmerican actress
  • Marjorie MargoliesAmerican politician and activist
  • Marjorie Lyman "Marge" Henderson BuellAmerican cartoonist
  • Marjorie "Marge" RedmondAmerican actress
  • Marjorie BennettAustralian actress
  • Marjorie LordAmerican actress
  • Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsAmerican children's novelist
  • Marjorie RambeauAmerican actress
  • Marjorie Rhodes (born Millicent Wise)English actress
  • Marjorie CameronAmerican artist, poet and counterculture figure
  • Marjorie JacksonNelson, Olympic runner and Governor of South Australia
  • Marjorie TorreyAmerican children's author and illustrator
  • Marjorie Coverley LuesebrinkAmerican electronic novelist
  • Marjorie Bruce aka Marjorie de BrusPrincess of Scotland, daughter of Robert the Bruce
  • Marjorie EstianoBrazilian actress and singer
  • Marjorie Perloff (born Gabriele Mintz)American poetry scholar
  • Marjorie "Midge" Osterlund RendellU.S. federal judge
  • Marjorie Celeste "Marge" (Belcher) ChampionAmerican dancer
  • Marjorie LajoieCanadian ice dancer

Marjorie in Pop Culture

  • Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Bouvier Simpsoncharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Marjorie Ferrarrival of Fleur Forsyte in John Galsworthy's novel 'The Silver Spoon'
  • Marjorie Westriding Yrariercharacter in Sheri S. Tepper's "Grass"
  • Marjorie Pickthallcharacter in the movie "Ghost Town"
  • Marjorie Eileen Dursley aka Aunt Margecharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • "Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday" early puberty booklet by Mary Pauline Callender
  • MarjorieCharlotte's horse in American TV show "Private Practice"