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Meaning and name origin

Marjorie \m(a)-rjo-rie, mar-jorie\ as a girl's 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.


Marjorie has 19 variant forms: Marcharie, Marge, Margeree, Margery, Margerie, Margery, Margey, Margi, Margie, Margy, Marja, Marje, Marjerie, Marjery, Marji, Marjie, Marjorey, Marjory and Marjy.

For more information, see also the related girl name Maisie.


Marjorie is a very popular first name for females (#128 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marjorie for girls. Marjorie reached its highest rank of #20 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marjorie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marjorie outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marjorie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Margaret (#169), Maisie (#658), Marjorie (#721), Marjory, Margy, Marge, Margery and Margie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Margaret, Maisie, Marjorie, Marjory, Margy, Marge, Margery, Margie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Margaret, Maisie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marjorie is also pronounced similarly to Marjori. This name tends to be less commonly used than Marjorie.