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Meaning and name origin

Marion \m(a)-rion\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Marion), is of French origin. 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.


Marion has 3 variant forms: Marian, Maryon and Maryonn.

There are 2 masculine forms of Marion: Darian and Mariano.


Marion is a very popular first name for females (#178 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1873 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marion for girls. Marion reached its highest rank of #47 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marion name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marion and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Marion and Marian. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marian, Marion, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marion is also pronounced similarly to Mairin, Mareen, Maren, Mariane, Mariann, Marien, Marin, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn and Mirian. Other suggested similar baby names are Darion, Mariam, Mariana, Marina, Marinna, Marjon, Marlon and Maroona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marion.