What does Marjorie mean?
Marjorie \m(a)-rjo-rie, mar-jorie\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAR-jor-ee. It is of English origin. Variant of the French Margery, from Margaret (Greek) "pearl". Brought to England in the 12th century as Margery, and used steadily until a late 19th-century revival. Literary: The name was made famous by Herman Wouk's "Marjorie Morningstar". See also Marjo.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Maisie.
Marjorie▼ has 29 more different forms via Margaret, Margery: Maggie▲, Maisie▲, Margalit, Margarete▼, Margarida, Margarit, Margarita▼, Margarite, Margaruite, Margeret, Margerey, Margerita, Margette, Margies, Margisia, Margit, Margize, Margo▼, Margot, Margred, Margret▼, Margrete, Margrid, Margrit, Marguerite▼, Marit, Marjey, Marjori and Markie.
Marjorie is a very popular first name for women (#128 out of 4276, Top 3%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Marjorie for girls. Marjorie reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is presently at #721. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Marjorie (#721 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Margaret (#169 in 2014), Maggie (#239), Maisie (#658), Margot (#749), Margret, Marjory, Marguerite, Margy, Margie, Margarita, Margarete, Marge, Margery, Margit and Margo. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and are now significantly less popular, with versions such as Margret, Marguerite, Marjory, Margo and Margie falling out of style. Maisie (#658) and Maggie (#239) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here, with Maggie going through a revival in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Marjorie and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)