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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marge

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Marge
Border; margin; edge; verge.

Etymology: F. marge. See Margin

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  1. A spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
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  1. A short form of the female given name Margaret.

Marge was also found in the following language(s): Estonian and German

Notable Persons Named Marge

Marge Champion is a dancer, choreographer, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to present. Marge was given the name Marjorie Celeste Belcher on September 2nd, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Marge Schott was an owner of the cincinnati reds, cincinnati reds, and owner of thecincinnati reds. She was most active from 1968 to 1999. Marge was given the name Margaret Carolyn Unnewehr on August 18th, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. She breathed her last breath on March 2nd, 2004.

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Marge Piercy is a poet and novelist. Marge was born on March 31st, 1936 in Detroit.

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Marge Redmond is an actress. She was most prominent from 1959 to 2007. Marge was given the name Marjorie Redmond on December 14th, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Marge is also known as Marjory Redmond; Margery Redmond.

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Marge Roukema was an office holder. Marge was born on September 19th, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey. She left this life on November 12th, 2014.

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Marge is a comics creator.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marge

Marge is a comics creator.

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How popular is the baby name Marge in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 6 6 0
1892 6 6 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 8 8 0
1896 7 7 0
1897 11 11 0
1898 11 11 0
1899 8 8 0
1900 12 12 0
1901 12 12 0
1902 13 13 0
1903 10 10 0
1904 12 12 0
1905 12 12 0
1906 22 22 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 23 23 0
1909 20 20 0
1910 14 14 0
1911 23 23 0
1912 38 38 0
1913 40 40 0
1914 49 49 0
1915 73 73 0
1916 67 67 0
1917 90 90 0
1918 93 93 0
1919 63 63 0
1920 94 94 0
1921 83 83 0
1922 98 98 0
1923 74 74 0
1924 101 101 0
1925 68 68 0
1926 76 76 0
1927 73 73 0
1928 56 56 0
1929 61 61 0
1930 72 72 0
1931 53 53 0
1932 63 63 0
1933 52 52 0
1934 60 60 0
1935 65 65 0
1936 59 59 0
1937 77 77 0
1938 101 101 0
1939 99 99 0
1940 85 85 0
1941 114 114 0
1942 80 80 0
1943 102 102 0
1944 77 77 0
1945 91 91 0
1946 93 93 0
1947 84 84 0
1948 48 48 0
1949 46 46 0
1950 33 33 0
1951 33 33 0
1952 27 27 0
1953 44 44 0
1954 30 30 0
1955 37 37 0
1956 34 34 0
1957 50 50 0
1958 61 61 0
1959 57 57 0
1960 59 59 0
1961 55 55 0
1962 59 59 0
1963 31 31 0
1964 18 18 0
1965 21 21 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 14 14 0
1968 12 12 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 9 9 0
1976 5 5 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Marge

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Popularity of Marge as a first name

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Popularity of Marge as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Marge

  • How Popular is the name Marge? Marge is the 4,513th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marge have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,785 babies born with the first name Marge in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marge to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marge? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Marge first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marge is Thursday, September 9th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Marge born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marge was in 1941 with a total of 114 babies.
  • Random Marge Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marge is not a popular baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Marge: Your name in reverse order is Egram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Egram. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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