What does Margery mean?
Margery /mar-gery/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Margery is "pearl".
Variant of Marjorie. Brought to England in the 12th century and used somewhat until a late-19th-century revival, mainly as Marjorie. Novelists Margery Allingham, Margery Sharp.
How popular is Margery?
Margery is a very prominent first name for women (#823 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Margery for girls. Margery reached its highest rank of #297 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Margery and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Margery listed in the Top 1000 are Margaret (#169 in 2014), Maisie (#658), Marjorie (#721), Marjory, Margy, Marge and Margie. Variants like Marji are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.5439%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1815%, down 66.6%), with the versions Margie, Marge, Margery, Marjory and Marjorie becoming somewhat dated. Maisie (#658) is the most trendy birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Margeret. Like Margery, this name is not frequently used.