What does Marjorie mean?
Marjorie \m(a)-rjo-rie, mar-jorie\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAR-jor-ee. It is of English, French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Marjorie is "pearl". Variant of the French Margery, from Margaret (Greek). 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 (usage of 0.4707%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.154%, down 67.3%), with versions such as Margarete, Marge, Margery, Margo and Margarita 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)