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A few facts about the girl's name Marjorie:

  • Records indicate that 268,295 girls in the United States have been named Marjorie since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 11,210 people in the U.S. were given the name Marjorie. Those people are now 98 years old.

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      29 Positive Comments

  • "I was born in 1958 in Scotland. My parents named me Marjorie after Robert the Bruce's daughter and I'm proud of that. All my life people have been unable to spell my name, often leaving out the first "r" which I don't understand as it would sound so bizarre like that" Feb. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie and I was born in the mid 50's. I was always called Margie and only called Marjorie by my Mom when I was in trouble! I still go by Margie, but used Marjorie as my professional name. But I definitely hate Marge! Especially after the Simpsons came out! LOL" Jan. 11, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie, was born in 1979. Apparently the name was popular in Latin America, where my mother is from. There are many Marjorie's in my age group from there. Unlike here where it is rare to meet a Marjorie. People call me "Marj in Charge", M (just the letter). As a kid though I did not like it, I used to be called Margarine." Oct. 16, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because it's my name. And my parents give that name to me..that's all." Feb. 2, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Marjorie which doesn't really count but I still love it! It's a family name my mothers middle name is Marjorie it was my grandmothers name and my great-grandmothers name it runs in the family and I am very proud of that!!" Sep. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love my name. Named for an aunt that died as a teenager. So sad. Thus the Marjories I met along the way were 20 years older than I. (1947) In the 70s there were a lot of us in commercials and we were always the smart one who use the right product. I always want to say, "That's Lady Marjorie to you!" Everyone here seems to dislike Marge, but I think it sounds like someone who knows what she's doing (and I do)." Apr. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjory. I uploaded a photo above taken 2 months ago (the white girl with the mint green shirt). I was born in 1975. I hated the name until my 20s and now I love it because it's unique and retro." Dec. 12, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Marjorie is a very sexy name. Say it slowly. Marjorie. 8 letters, that's my number in this space of information we call the world." Jul. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie and I love it, I was born in 1966 named after my grandmother I go by margie I really hate marg it rimes with large, maggie is my friends little dog" May. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie also and I love it! I hate Marge and Margie but do not mind Maggie. I was named for my mother. I am very glad to have a beautiful and unusual name. :)" Oct. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie. I love it! It is strong and elegant. It is intellectual. It is imposing when written. It seems like most women named Marjorie are empowered from the beginning. I, too, don't like Marge but am called Margie or Marjie.... however, when someone calls me Marjorie, I feel like it is an old Victorian Princess'name....! It is a shame it is not used more but maybe that makes it all the more special." May. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie. I have accepted it most of my life and embraced it for awhile as I'm older. I was born in 1950 and my mother's name was Margery although she was never called by the name. I don't care for "Marge" but lots of folks call me's OK. I prefer the spelling, Marj. When folks get to know me some spontaneously call me "Margie" and I love that b/c I know it means they love me!! I do love when people call me Marjorie b/c it shows a respect for me as well as the elegant name." Apr. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It was my mums name and I have never heard of anyone else called marjorie, she was named after my grandfathers sister, ie her fathers sister, who died of a burst appendix in the 1920's at the age of 8 in her brothers arms, my granfather, as he tried to carry her to a hospital" Feb. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always had a love-hate relationship with my name. I was born in the '60s, and when I was younger wanted a "fun" name like Lisa or Lauren. Now I think I've grown into mine. I'm Margie to friends and family, Marjorie professionally, and like most of the others, hate "Marge."" Oct. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Marjorie after my paternal grandmother. I've always loved my name as it is rare. How many Abigails, Jessicas & Laurens can there be? My middle name is Daisy, after another grandmother. In spanish my name would be Margarita Margarita as Daisy in spanish is Margarita. How cool!" Sep. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Marjorie. I don't like Marge which I get sometimes. I correct people when this happens. I was named after my Mother. I love my name, always have. It sounds so cool when others say my name. My husband loves my name and the song "Margie." I was on vacation in Eurpe recently, a women came up to me and said her Mother was Marjorie and she named her daughter Marjorie. How cool was that?" Jul. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is marjorie and im born in 1995. i dislike the nickname marj, and my name is always being compared to margarine. my favourite nickname for marjorie is jorie" Apr. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in the 50's and I always liked my name, just not most of the nicknames. Then in the 80's, friends began calling me Marjo. I liked it!" Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name (it's a combo of my grandmother's names--Margarita and Jorgia--so no "e" to be found) and love it even more now that I know how rare it is for women born in the 70's. Only a few people can get away with Marji; and that's only if it's spelled with a "j"... Otherwise, I'm quite fond of "Jo" as my nickname. =)" Dec. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Marjorie after my grandmother and I was born in 1980. I also have another relative, a great-aunt named Marjorie Reynolds, a movie star from the 40s whose most popular flick was "Holiday Inn" with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Pretty cool, huh? I have enjoyed my name and all the nick names that have come with it. I mostly go by Marji or Marj - I tend to refute spellings with a "g" in them. So, hello all other Marjories! Hope you have a blessed life!" Nov. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hated my name as a child, always having to repeat it and spell it for everyone. I dislike being called Marg!!! I have grown to embrace & love my name, and cherish that i am named after my grandmother." Sep. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie and I was born in the lat 70s. My grandmother's name was Marjorie and my mother's favorite book as a child was Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk. I feel lucky to have my name as it is unusual, especially for my generation. I'm not one of the many Jennifers and Sarahs and Kellys and Jessicas. Those are all beautiful name but so is mine. But I'm rarely in a room with another Marjorie." Mar. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie and I was born in 1948. My brother's were John and Jim. I hated that they had "normal names" and I got stuck with Margie. Now I am Marjorie and although it sounds very formal it also sounds important. Lucky me!" Feb. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in the 80's and have this name it's one of a kind :)" Jan. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my awesome and beloved nana was named "marjorie". people called her "mardie", and she would flip us off with a devilish grin on her face as we'd drive away from her house." Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always send me mail addressed to Majorie. For a while I went by Marjie, but after college, decided Marjorie sounded more professional. I like that I'm the only born in my generation (1970s) with this name. I was named for my grandmother." Aug. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daugher's name is Marjorie named after my mother. The name is very well received. Her nickname is Margie, we steer people away from Marge." Feb. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in the late 40's and I rarely meet anyone of my generation with my name, Marjorie. When I was young I thought my name sounded too formal, but now I think it is classy and elegant." Aug. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name because it is a classic feminine name that is not common today. Also, I think the letters in Marjorie look beautiful together in both print and manuscript." Aug. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I was Marjorie. I was born in Canada in 1967 and both my grandmothers were Marjories. I loathed being called Marj. I changed my name when I turned 20." Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      24 Neutral Comments

  • "As a Marjorie, I always disliked my name. Not sure why my parents saddled me with such a dreadful name. Nobody can spell it and it has way too many syllables. I should have changed it years ago. But now I am too old, and while I was young people did not think of changing their names. Oh well." Mar. 31, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because there aren't 20 Marjorie's around like Jessica, Kylee or the names that every parent names their kids. I honestly don't know why you would name your kid the same name as everyone else does. Do you realize there will probably be 10 Jessica and kylees in every class in school. How boring to have the same names as everyone else. At least with Marjorie there's only 1 in 500 that has that name. It's quite nice to be the only Marjorie around. It makes me feel special." Mar. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hate it. People cannot pronounce it let alone spell it and then we had Game of Thrones with a Queen but they had an unusual spelling of it. Family calls me Margie or Margie Anne. I don't understand how it could be used in Spanish because none of our maids could begin to pronounce it. Senora Marlli was about as close as they could get." Oct. 22, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like marjorie because there are very few of us named that. mostly girls are name silly names now, jessica is soover used as is madison and kayla. i do not like these names at all there are way too many of them" Jun. 19, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie it was the combination name of my mother father and brother. I dont really like my name because its not good to hear, I dont like it when they call me or pronounced my name" Dec. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always hated my name. It never seemed to fit. I've been called everything from Marjorie, to Marjie Jo, and the dreaded Marj, which reminds me of a frog on a rock. Not to mention that it rhymes with "large" and "barge!" Many years ago I changed it to MJ, which is much more comfortable! I've even used several pseudonyms. Anything but Marjorie!" Jul. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is margery i was born in 1963 i was named after my gran ,i have the english spelling not marjorie the scottish spelling most people spell it wrong ,like marjorie,marjory ,or margory" May. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1959 and the name was rare when I was growing up, but I knew from my family background that it was not so unusual in the former British colonies and some Latin American nations. It's taken until my later adulthood to appreciate the character of the name. It sounds like a woman of substance." Nov. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mostly i like my name. It's my middle name but i have always used it. Much better than my 1st name. However people constantly mispronounce it,so when i am out and someone wants to know a "name for the order" or "your party" i always give one of my daughters or the name of someone else in the party because it's easier." Sep. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Marjorie. She was named after our grandmother. When she was little we called her 'Margie' - it was an adorable name for an adorable little girl. That changed to 'Marj' as she got older but when I found out she didn't like that I reverted to Marjorie. Now a lot of her friends, as well as her husband, call her 'Maggie', which I still can't get used to." Jun. 18, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is marjorie I was born 1998 I don't go by this name I find it beautiful but a lot of negative names out of it I got called margarine after I finish high school I think I will take my first name" Mar. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie as well I have the same complaint realized I have and old peoples name but I've grown to love it and its meaning a rare pearl hate when called Maggie always saying my name is Margie or Marjorie I love my name it is a heavenly meaning" Jul. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie and was born in 1952. I like my name as most people say it is rare. My friends called me Njore at school, but co-workers usually call Marge which I prefer most. Three friends have named their daughters after me.I feel very proud" Jan. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Marjorie, i was born on the -0's . 1994, actually . I really hate my name ., It's just that, people will always call me Marj, and i'm sick of that nickname ., And today, I started searching about my name . And based on the comments here, I'm now lovin' my name . Aside from it's unique, it sounds strong and elegant, too . :)" Jul. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born 1996. And I've always hated me name. No offense but I feel like an old person when I'm called by my name. My first nickname was in 7th grade my friend started calling me Marge it stuck. Most people still call me that. Some call me Margy or Jo. And I hate it when they can't pronounce it some guy can't even say Marge so he calls me M. But worst of all it's when they call me Maria or margarita. How does that make sence? I hope I learn to love my name 'cause now I hate it." Jun. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named Marjorie, 1972. Constantly hated it as a child, especially Marjie and now Marj. It is constantly spelled and said incorrectly, like above someone mentioned Majorie, ugh! In high school I got mad at a sub teacher who couldn't get it right and finally said just call me MJ. It stuck. I never knew anyone with the same name until after high school graduation. A ninth grader had the name and two new people at church. Only my father is allowed to call me Marjie. I was named after a TV show called "My littel Marjie" which I think was changed into Gidget. And it goes with my middle name which is after my grandmother." May. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's not the easiest name to live with and I would not recommend its use. I go by Margie, but that's not much better. I've always include my first, middle and last name with my byline since my middle names adds a pretty touch to an otherwise, old lady, outdated sounding name. The name was outdated even in the late 50s and 60s so I could never understand why my parents would choose such a name for me. People tend to call you "Marge," which is really awful, especially for beautiful, young women who are named Marjorie/Margie. I've used my middle name professionally in the past simply to avoid being called "Marge," "Maggie," "Magorie," "Majorie" etc... People also tend to mis-pronounce Marjorie or Margie. I'm always having to correct people who will call me Marge, Maggie, Marggie, goes on and on....It's been a constant frustration in my life and although I've always been very popular in my community and never a day goes by without guys of all ages flirting with me, I still feel that the name has been a stumbling block. I am always trying to find a way to change my name, but changing one's name is hard to to. I'm still working on some strategies on how to do this. In the meantime, I just live with it and try not to think about it too much and just focus on the positive things in life. Wish I could be more positive about the name, and believe me, I've tried, but in all honesty it's a problematic name." Jan. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Marjorie, but i was born in 1991, I've been in search for the true meaning and orgin of the name Marjorie so I could realize the social aspect of how popular my name was in the 1940's compared to my birth year. I am glad to say that its rare to know someone else that have my name, but i percieve that what makes me unique. I turned Marjorie into a name with a meaning of determination, perserverance, creative, outgoing and loveable." Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Marjorie, born in the late 70s, named after an elderly aunt. I hate that it gets misspelled "Majorie" all the time and I have to constantly tell people how to pronounce it. I wish it had better nickname options." Jul. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I can see this name on an old lady and occasionally a middle-aged woman, but I don't really see it on a 1970s child, let alone a child of today. It sounds a bit dated to me." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Marjorie. not from the 70s or anything. 93 lol so yea i'm purtti young..i was bored n decided to search my name up.. true what most Marjorie's said its a pretty cool name but i hate having to tell people how to say it. Or how ot write it..gets annoying...but it does have a lot of nicknames to choose from.. i hate it when dey call me "mar mar"" Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It bothers me that people don't know how to spell my name, Marjorie. I was born in 1999 and I'm the only one at my school with this name. I'm unique!" Sep. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name - and am also a 70s girl - apparently it was very popular in our generation in France - where our spelling comes from. My husband doesn't like the name so calls me Marjie. I don't mind. I mostly don't like nicknames as most people call me Marj - hate that!" Sep. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually spelled-Marjori-and I was born in the '60's. It's a very unusual name, with many nicknames available, thank goodness. Although, I don't like being called Marj-the other nicks are fine." May. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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