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pinWhat does Mario mean?

Mario /ma-rio/ as a boys' 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 has 3 variants: Marianus, Marius and Meirion.

Mario has 14 more different relations via Mariano, Mark: Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Marianos, Marimo, Markey, Marko, Markos, Markov, Markus, Marq and Marque.

Kreatif forms: Macrio, Morrio, Murio. [more]

pinHow popular is Mario?

Mario is a very prominent first name for males (#143 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#30091 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name history of Mario for boys. Mario entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #111 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #270. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Mario and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Mario (#270 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Marcus (#158 last year), Mark (#189), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marc (#636), Markus (#737), Mary and Mariano. These forms of Mario were popular as baby names in the year 1993 (median #374) and are somewhat less popular today (#522, 24% less), with versions like Mary becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable birth names among these are Marcus, Marco, Mario, Markus and Marcos, with Marcus having a resurgence in popularity.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mario, Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariano, Mark, Markus, Mary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marc, Marcus, Mark, Markus outside U.S.

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Mario is pronounced similarly to Mareo, Maro, Maureo, Maurie, Maurio, Mauro, Maury, Meiri, Moray, Morey, Mori, Morio, Morrie, Morrow, Morry, Murrow and Murry. Other suggested similar baby names are Arrio, Caio, Dacio, Darcio, Dario, Fabio, Ilario, Macario, Maceo, Macerio, Mahir, Maik, Majid, Makario, Malik, Malin, Maliq, Mano, Manzo, Mar, Mar-, Marcio, Mardon, Marik, Marino, Marinor, Marinos, Marion, Marlin, Marloe, Marly, Marom, Marr, Mars, Marsh, Mart, Marti, Martie, Martin, Martino, Marton, Marty, Marve, Marvin, Marx, Marzo, Mateo, Matico, Maurin, Maxie, Maxim, Mayo, Meril, Merit, Morino, Moris, Moriz and Tadio. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mario.