[ 3 syll. ma-rjo-rie, mar-jor-ie ] The baby girl name Marjorie is pronounced as MAARJHaoR-iy- †. Marjorie is largely used in the English and Scottish languages. Its origin is Old Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. Latin origin, English use: The name first developed from Margerie (Middle English) or Margery (Middle English), the medieval English form of Margaret. The name is also taken to derive from 'marjoram', the name of the aromatic herb, since at least the 17th century. The plant name is ultimately of the Latin element 'marjorana'. The spelling Marjorie first became popular in 13th-century Scotland, made known by Robert the Bruce, who gave it to his daughter Marjorie Bruce (1296-1316).
Marjorie is a familiar form of the name Margaret (English and Scottish).
Marjorie is also a Scottish variant transcription of the name Mary (English).
The name Marjorie is widely used; it has 36 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. Variation transcriptions of Marjorie used in English include Majoree, Majorey, Majori, Majorie, Majory, Marcharie, Margeree, Margerey, Margerie, Margery, Margey, Margi, Margorie, Marja, Marjarie, Marjary, Marjerie, Marjery, Marjo, Marjorey, and Marjori. Other English forms include the short forms Jorie, Marge (used in Scottish too), and Marj, the familiar forms Jory, Madge (used in Scottish too), Margie (used in Scottish too), Margy, Marje, Marji, Marjie, Marjy, and Midge, and the variant spelling Marjory (used in Scottish too). Marsaili (Scottish) and Marsali (Scottish) are foreign variant transcriptions of the name.
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of Marjorie.
See also the related form, Marjolaine (English and French).
Marjorie is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1921 with 0.876% of baby girls being given the name Marjorie. It was #16 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a steep fall in popularity since then, and is now of very light use. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly linked to Marjorie, Mary was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Marjorie include Marjory, Marcharie, Margaro, Margerey, Margeri, Margerie, Margery, Marieke, Marijke, Marjarie, Marjary, Marjerie, Marjery, Marjorey, Marjori, Marie-Sarah, Margeree, Margorie, and Mercer.
† Pronunciation for Marjorie: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"