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What does Marjorie mean?

Marjorie Pronunciation of Marjorie [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.

Associated with: greek, england, 19th century, literary.


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.

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

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Marjorie Kinsey (M.K.), ..

How 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)

Marjorie reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is presently at #799. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marjorie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Marjorie (#799 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Margaret (#154 in recent rankings), Maisie (#624), Markie, Marjie, Marjory, Margie, Margarite, Marge, Margery and Margy. Other forms, like Margarit, are uncommon. These relations of Marjorie were popular as baby names 125 years ago (adoption of 4.6%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.2%, 96.1%). Margaret has been the most recognizable form, though Maisie has become popular as well over time, while versions such as Margaret used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marjorie, Maisie, Margaret, Margarite, Marge in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margery, Margie, Margy, Marjie, Marjory, Markie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barrie, Carrie, Harmonie, Harrie, Karrie, Majorca, Malloree, Mallori, Mallorie, Malori, Malorie, Marcie, Margarete, Margarida, Margarita, Margaruite, Margeret, Margerey, Margerita (see Margaret), Margherite (see Marguerite), 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.

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