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Meaning and name origin
Mario \m(a)-rio\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAR-ee-oh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mario is "manly". From Marius. Also used as masculine form of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and variant of Mark. See also Mariano. New York governor Mario Cuomo; chef Mario Batali.
Mario is also pronounced similarly to Mareo, Maro, Maureo, Maurie, Maurio, Mauro, Mori and Morio. Other suggested similar baby names are Dario, Mahir, Mar, Mar-, Marcio, Marco, Marik, Marimo, Marino, Marion, Marko, Marr and Marzo.
Mario is a very popular first name for males (#143 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28669 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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