Marjorie

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Marjorie is a female given name derived from Margaret. It can also be spelled as Margery or Marjory.

Marjorie is a medieval variant of Margery, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century." It is also an Old French, Middle English form of Margaret, which means pearl.

Nicknames

Marge, Margie, Marj, Jorie, MJ, Mar and Maggie are common nicknames of Marjorie.

Notable Marjories include
  • Marjorie, Countess of Carrick (also Margaret) (1253–1292), the mother of Robert the Bruce
  • Marjorie Abbatt (1899–1991), an English toy maker and businesswoman
  • Marjorie Acker (1894–1985), a Washington, D.C. based artist and the niece of artists Gifford and Reynolds Beal
  • Marjorie Agosín (born 1955), an award-winning poet, essayist, fiction writer, activist, and professor
  • Marjorie Anderson (1913–1999), a leading BBC radio broadcaster for over thirty years
  • Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson (1909–2002), a Scottish historian and paleographer
  • Marjorie Arnfield (1930–2001), an English artist who specialised in both industrial and rural landscapes
  • Marjorie Barnard AO (1897–1987), an Australian novelist and short story writer, critic, historian and librarian
  • Marjorie Barretto (born 1974), an actress and politician from the Philippines
  • Marjorie Bates R.A. (1882–1962), a Derbyshire painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and in Paris
  • Marjorie Bean (died 2001), the first Bermudian woman to be appointed to Bermuda's former Legislative Council
  • Marjorie Bennett (1896–1982), an Australian television and film actress who began her career during the silent film era
  • Marjorie Best (1903–1997), an American Hollywood costume designer best known for her period designs
  • Marjorie Blamey OBE (born 1919), an English painter and illustrator, particularly noted for her botanical illustrations
  • Marjorie Blankstein, CM (née Rady), Canadian fundraiser, community activist and volunteer
  • Marjorie Boulton (born 1924), a British author and poet writing in both English and Esperanto
  • Marjorie Bowen (pseudonym of Mrs Gabrielle Margaret V[ere] Long née Campbell), (1885–1952), a British author
  • Marjorie Bransfield, an English-speaking former actress, who was married to actor James Belushi
  • Marjorie Brown, the owner of the Boston Celtics following the death of her husband Walter A. Brown
  • Marjorie Browne (1910–1990), a British actor
  • Marjorie Lee Browne (1914–1979), a notable mathematics educator, the second African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree in the U.S.
  • Marjorie Bruce or Marjorie de Brus (1296–1316), the eldest daughter of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots by his first wife
  • Marjorie Cameron (1922–1995), an artist, occultist, actress, and wife of rocket pioneer and occultist Jack Parsons
  • Marjorie Harris Carr (1915–1998), an American conservationist
  • Marjorie Constance Caserio (born 1929), an American chemist
  • Marjorie Sewell Cautley (1891–1954), an American landscape architect
  • Marjorie Cevallos (born 1986), Miss World Ecuador 2008, was chosen on March 13, 2008
  • Marjorie Chibnall, an English historian, medievalist and Latin translator
  • Marjorie Clapprood (born 1949), a former Massachusetts politician and talk show host
  • Marjorie Clark (born 1909), a South African former track and field athlete
  • Marjorie Clarke, Ph.D., is an environmental scientist
  • Marjorie Cohn, a Professor of Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
  • Marjorie Kowalski Cole (1953–2009), a writer of poetry, short stories and novels
  • Marjorie Cottle, a leading motorcycle sports rider
  • Marjorie Cotton (1913–2003), the first professionally qualified children's librarian in New South Wales, Australia
  • Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907–2004), the South African museum official who in 1938 publicised the existence of the coelacanth
  • Marjorie Cox Crawford, a female tennis player from Australia
  • Marjorie Critten, Miss Missouri in 1958
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser, President and Chairman of the Board of the Susan B. Anthony List
  • Marjorie Daw (actress) (1902–1979), an American film actress of the silent era
  • Marjorie de Sousa (born 1980), a Venezuelan model and actress
  • Marjorie Dean, the protagonist and eponymous character of series of books for girls, written by Josephine Chase
  • Marjorie Deanne (1917–1994), an American film actress
  • Marjorie Housepian Dobkin (born 1922), Professor Emeritus in English at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York
  • Marjorie Dodd, an important amateur tennis player in the early part of the 20th Century
  • Marjorie Dunn, a British horn player who performed with the Michael Nyman Band from 1991–1994
  • Marjorie Estiano (born 1982), a Brazilian popular actress and singer who rose to prominence in 2004
  • Marjorie Evasco (born 1953), an award-winning Filipino poet
  • Marjorie Eyre (1897–1987), an English opera singer
  • Marjorie Fielding (1892–1956), a British stage and film actress
  • Marjorie Flack (1897–1958), an award-winning artist and writer of children's picture books
  • Marjorie Fleming (1803–1811), a child writer and poet, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Marjorie Franklin, a conceptual artist and a Professor of Conceptual Art at University of Minnesota in the U.S.A.
  • Marjorie Garber (born 1944), a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books
  • Marjorie Gateson (1891–1977), a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Marjorie Gestring (1922–1992), a competitive springboard diver from the United States and the youngest ever Olympic gold medallist
  • Marjorie Gordon (1893–1983), an English actress and singer
  • Marjorie Graves (1884–1961), a British civil servant, Conservative politician and writer
  • Marjorie Grene (1910–2009), an American philosopher
  • Marjorie Griffin, a former camogie player, captain of the All Ireland Camogie Championship winning team in 1946
  • Marjorie Gross (1956–1996), a television writer and producer
  • Marjorie Gubelmann (born 1969), owner and CEO of Vie Luxe International
  • Marjorie Guthrie (1917–1983), for a time the wife of folk musician Woody Guthrie
  • Marjorie Halpin (1937–2000), a U.S.-Canadian anthropologist
  • Marjorie Harris BA (born 1937), a Canadian non-fiction writer
  • Marjorie Hall Harrison (born 1915), British astronomer
  • Marjorie Heins, an activist, writer, and founder of the Free Expression Policy Project
  • Marjorie Henzell, (born 1948), Australian politician
  • Marjorie Hill (died 1909), one of the original nine of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's twenty founders at Howard University
  • Marjorie Holt (born 1920), a Republican, was a U.S. Congresswoman who represented Maryland's 4th congressional district
  • Marjorie Hughes, a singer in the Frankie Carle Orchrestra
  • Marjorie Hume (1900–1976), an English film actress
  • Marjorie Husted (1892–1986), a home economist who helped develop the brand character Betty Crocker
  • Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, AC, CVO, MBE (born 1931), a former Governor of South Australia and a former Australian athlete
  • Marjorie Johnson, the "Blue Ribbon Baker", is a popular baker from Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • Marjorie Joyner (1896–1994), African American inventor and businesswoman
  • Marjorie Kane (1909–1992), an American film actress
  • Marjorie Keller (1950–1994), an experimental filmmaker, author, activist, film scholar, wife of P. Adams Sitney
  • Marjorie B. Kellogg, American writer, author of Dragon Quartet
  • Marjorie Kellogg (1922–2005), an American author born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Marjorie Lane, an American singer and Broadway performer of the 1920s and 1930s
  • Marjorie Lawrence CBE (1907–1979), an Australian soprano, particularly noted as an interpreter of Richard Wagner's operas
  • Marjorie Lewty (1906–2002), a popular writer of over 45 romance novels from 1958 to 1999
  • Marjorie Linton (born 1917), a Canadian backstroke and freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Marjorie Liu, a New York Times best-selling author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels and comic books
  • Marjorie Lord (born 1918), an American television and film actress
  • Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye (born 1928), an English/Kenyan novelist, essayist and poet
  • Marjorie Main (1890–1975), an American character actress, mainly at MGM, perhaps best known for her role as Ma Kettle
  • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (born 1942), an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and a women's right activist
  • Marjorie Matthews (1916–1986), an American Bishop of the United Methodist Church
  • Marjorie Maxse (1891–1975), a political organiser and the first female chief organization officer of the Conservative Party
  • Yvonne Marjorie Hal McDonald (born 1951), a community activist in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin (1903–1997), an important American puppeteer and authority on the puppet theater
  • Marjorie Merryman (born 1951), an American composer, author, and music educator
  • Marjorie Mikasen (born 1959), an abstract, geometric, hard-edge acrylic painter working in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Marjorie Monaghan, an American actress born in California but raised in Ohio
  • Marjorie Montgomery (born 1912), a child dancer and actress
  • Marjorie Morgan (1915–2007), a Canadian writer and author
  • Marjorie Hope Nicolson (1894–1981), daughter of Charles Butler Nicolson, editor-in-chief of the Detroit Free Press during World War I
  • Marjorie Noël (1945–2000), a French pop singer, represented Monaco in the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest
  • Marjorie Oelrichs (1908–1937), nicknamed "Bubbles", was an American socialite
  • Marjorie Okell (1908–2009), an international track and field athlete from Great Britain
  • Marjorie Ozanne (1897–1973), wrote stories in Guernesiais, published in the Guernsey Evening Press between 1949 and 1965
  • Marjorie Parker, DBE (died 1991), an Australian civic and political activist, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1977
  • Marjorie Perloff (born 1931), an Austrian-born U.S. poetry critic
  • Marjorie Pickthall (1883–1922), a Canadian writer who was born in England but lived in Canada from the time she was seven
  • Marjorie Pizer (born 1920), an Australian poet
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887–1973), a leading American socialite and the founder of General Foods, Inc.
  • Marjorie Pratt, Countess of Brecknock DBE, JP (died 1989), a British peeress
  • Marjorie Priceman (born 1958), the author and/or illustrator of over 30 picture books for children
  • Marjorie Proops (1911–1996), an agony aunt in the United Kingdom, writing the column Dear Marje for the Daily Mirror newspaper
  • Marjorie Quennell (1884–1972), a British historian, illustrator and museum curator
  • Marjorie Rambeau (1889–1970), an American film and stage actress
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896–1953), an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings
  • Robert and Marjorie Rawlins, American philanthropists and patrons of the arts, particularly music
  • Marjorie Rendell (born 1947), a federal judge and a former First Lady of Pennsylvania
  • Marjorie Reynolds (1917–1997), an American film actress
  • Marjorie Rhodes (1897–1979), a British actress
  • Marjorie Rice (born 1923), an American homemaker most famous for her discoveries in geometry
  • Marjorie Newell Robb (1889–1992), one of the last remaining survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic
  • Marjorie Scardino, DBE, FRSA (born 1947), the CEO of Pearson PLC.
  • Marjorie Schwarzer (born 1957), an American museum writer and educator
  • Marjorie W. Sharmat (born 1928), an American children's writer
  • Marjorie Shostak (1945–1996), an American anthropologist
  • Marjorie Sinclair, Baroness Pentland (1880–1970), the daughter of Sir John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon
  • Marjorie Parker Smith (1917–2009), an American champion ice skater in dance and figure skating competitions
  • Marjorie Spock (1904–2008), an environmentalist, author and poet who influenced Rachel Carson's writing of Silent Spring
  • Marjorie Strider (born 1934), an American painter, sculptor and performance artist
  • Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki (born 1933), an author and United Methodist professor emerita of theology at Claremont School of Theology
  • Marjorie Sweeting, a geomorphologist specialising in karst phenomena
  • Marjorie Lynette Sigley (1928–1997), a British artist, writer, actress, teacher, choreographer, theatre director and television producer
  • Marjorie Tallchief (born 1927), a ballerina of the Osage Nation
  • Marjorie Thomas (1923–2008), an English opera and oratorio singer for almost three decades
  • Marjorie Thompson, vice-chair and chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament between 1983 and 1993
  • Marjorie Tipping MBE (1917–2009), an Australian historian and patron of community services
  • Marjorie Torrey (born 1899), an illustrator and winner of two Caldecott Honor books in 1946 and 1947
  • Marjorie Tuite (1922–1986), a New York City-born and reared Dominican nun
  • Marjorie R. Turnbull (born 1940), served as a Representative in the House of Representatives of the U.S. state of Florida
  • Marjorie van Vliet (1923–1990), a teacher from Warwick, Rhode Island in the United States
  • Marjorie Vincent, a former journalist and beauty contestant who was crowned Miss America 1991
  • Marjorie Wallace (born 1954), a former United States model later turned television presenter
  • Marjorie Wallace (SANE) CBE (Countess Skarbek) (born 1945), a British writer, broadcaster and investigative journalist, chief executive of SANE
  • Marjorie Weaver (1913–1994), an American film actress of the 1930s through the early 1950s
  • Marjorie Welish (born 1944), an American poet, artist, and art critic
  • Marjorie Westbury (1905–1989), an English radio actress and singer
  • Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay, an American historian and university professor at Randolph College
  • Marjorie Whitaker (1895–1976), (pseudonym Malachi Whitaker), an English writer noted for her short stories and an autobiography
  • Marjorie White (1904–1935), a Canadian-born actress of stage and film
  • Marjorie Williams (1958–2005), a writer, reporter, and columnist for Vanity Fair and The Washington Post
  • Marjorie Williamson (1913–2002), a British academic, educator, physicist and university administrator
  • Marjorie Willison, an author of books on gardening and a radio personality who answers gardeners' questions
  • Marjorie Muir Worthington (1900–1976), an American author of novels and short stories
  • Marjorie Yang (born 1952), a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
  • Marjorie Yates (born 1941), a British actress most famous for her role as Carol Fisher in the Channel 4 drama Shameless

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