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Marion

What does Marion mean?

Marion Pronunciation of Marion [mar-i-on] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Marion) is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marion is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". This form was changed into Marian when introduced to Britain in the Middle Ages, but revived in the 19th century. Track celebrity Marion Jones.

Associated with: star, sea, britain (england), 19th century.

Variations

Marion has 3 variants: Marian, Maryon and Maryonn.

52 more alternative forms via Marian, Mary: Mair, Maire, Malia, Mamie, Manon, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylou, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Maureen, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mayria, Meriel, Miriam, Murial and Muriel.

2 masculine forms: Darian and Mariano.

Creative forms:
(female) Marmon, Marreen, ..

(male) Mariton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marion Teegan (M.T.), ..

How popular is Marion?

Marion is a very prominent first name for women (#178 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2307 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Marion reached its peak position of #47 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is currently at #1527. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marion outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Maria (#109 a year ago), Mary (#124), Miriam (#294), Mariana (#296), Malia (#313), Marilyn (#426), Mariam (#563), Marie (#564), Mara (#739), Marianna (#853), Marian (#1104), Maren (#1113), Maritza (#1201), Marin (#1471), Mariela (#1560), Maryann (#1809), Mariel (#1839), Marianne (#1985), Marylin, Marylou, Maurine, Muriel, Mamie, Maryjo, Maureen, Maryon, Mariska, Marilee, Mariann, Marilla, Maree, Marla, Marita and Marlo are the prominent alternative forms of Marion (#1527 a year ago). Usage of these forms of Marion reached its apex a century ago (median #1415) and is now significantly reduced (#1425, 93%). Mary has been the most well-known version, though Maria is currently the most fashionable, while versions such as Maurine have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylou in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryon, Maureen, Maurine, Miriam, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marion is pronounced similarly to Mairin, Mareen, Marien, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn, Merryn, Miran, Mirian, Moreen, Morine and Morwyn. Other suggested similar names are Cardon, Carin, Carmon, Caron, Carron, Carson, Darian, Darien, Darion, Daron, Farin, Farron, Karin, Karon, Karson, Larson, Macon, Madison, Mairim, Maison, Mareena, Margo, Margot, Mari, Mariah, Marial, Marika, Marike, Mariko, Marilou, Marilu, Marina, Marinna, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marit, Mariza, Marjo, Marjon, Marlen, Marlin, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlow, Marlyn, Marna, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marni, Marnia, Marnie, Marnya, Maroona, Maryam, Matriona, Meriam, Meriol, Merona and Tarin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marion.

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