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 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).
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).
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.