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pinWhat does Marjorie mean?

Marjorie /mar-jor-ie/ 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.


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

Related girl name: Maisie.

Marjorie has 6 more different relations via Margaret, Margery: Margarit, Margarite, Margrid, Margrit, Marjori and Markie.

Kreatif forms: Mayjorie, Mirjorie, Mirrjorie. [more]

pinHow popular is Marjorie?

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. Demographics)

Shown below is the birth name history of Marjorie for girls. Marjorie reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is presently at #721. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Marjorie (#721 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 1000 are Margaret (#169 in recent rankings), Maisie (#658), Marjory, Margy, Margery, Marge and Margie. Other forms, like Margarit, are uncommon. These relations of Marjorie were popular as baby names 94 years ago (adoption of 0.54%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.18%, 66.6%). Margaret has been the most recognizable form, though Maisie has become popular as well over time, while versions such as Marjorie used to be popular.

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Margie, Margy, Marjory in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Barrie, Carrie, Harmonie, Harrie, Karrie, Majorca, Malloree, Mallori, Mallorie, Malori, Malorie, Marcie, Margarete, Margarida, Margarita, Margaruite, Margeret, Margerey, Margerita, Margherite, Margred, Margret, Margrete, Marguerite, Margurite, Marie, Marjanne, Marjolaine, Marjon, Marlie, Marlowe, Marnie, Marrin, Marris, Martie, Marycruz, Maurie, Merrie, Vallorie and Valorie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marjorie.