Marjorie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Marjorie

Marjorie

Pronunciation: MAHR-jə-ree (key)

Origin of the name Marjorie:

Variant of Margery, a medieval variant of Margaret (pearl).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Marjorie: | Edit

Pronounced: \m(a)-rjo-rie, mar-jorie\ MAR-jor-ee.

Many people tend to drop the "r" from the name whether spelling or pronouncing it, to make it "Majorie", pronounced MAH juh ree.

The meanings of names are important and with its meaning, "pearl", the name Marjorie is an elegant one, with connotations of beauty, adornment and luminosity.

Personal experiences with the name Marjorie: | Edit

I have always liked my name Marjorie, as it is a distinctive name and has a feminine, but still substantial and serious, aspect to it. It is a perfect name, in full, for any parent who wishes for her daughter to be perceived as an intelligent person who is to be taken seriously, and is perfect for future lady lawyers, doctors, engineers, scientists, etc. But it also offers lots of nicknames that are fresh and fun.

The name Marjorie definitely deserves a comeback. It is a classic name and lends itself to so many nicknames to suit the personality of its owner: Marj, Marje, Marji, Marjie, Marjo, Mari,Jo, Jorie,etc.

Some of my friends include the first "r" but many drop it, which gives a softer "Ah" sound: Mahjahree, which makes it sound exotic. I wish to name a future daughter "Marjorie Elaine" in remembrance of a very bright and accomplished relative who was a professional woman in Texas.

My Mom gave my grandmother's name, Marjorie as my middle name. My husband says the name "Marjorie" reminds him of a little bird. I wish to name a future daughter "Marjorie Grace" after my beautiful grandma who recently moved to heaven because of breast cancer.

I enjoyed growing up with the name Marjorie (nickname Marjie) because it was original without being too unique. I never had to worry about having another Marjorie in my class. The only downside was having to spell my name out as a lot of people assume it's spelled with a 'g'.

Oldish sounding but still fresh and lovely.

I once read that when margarine became a common grocery item, it killed off this name due to the similar sound. Which is rather a shame, as it was once a very popular classic.

I think this spelling is much more attractive than Margery.

Nicknames for Marjorie: | Edit

Marj, Marje, Marjie, Marge, Margie, Jo, Jorie

Meanings and history of the name Marjorie: | Edit

It is of English origin.
Variant of the French Margery
Medieval form of Margaret, which means "pearl".

Famous real-life people named Marjorie: | Edit

Marjorie Conrad, American model
Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite
Marjorie Main, American actress
Marjorie Lawrence, Australian opera singer
Marjorie Wallace, American model, TV presenter, and former Miss World
Marjorie Williams, American journalist

Marjorie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Marjorie Morningstar (1958 movie starring Natalie Wood)
Margie (1932 song by Cab Calloway)
My Little Margie (old TV show)
Marjorie Jones, heroine of Friday by Robert Heinlein

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