What does Mario mean?
Mario /ma-rio/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced MAR-ee-oh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mario is "manly".
Mario▲ has 17 more different relations via Mariano, Mark: Marc▼, Marco▲, Marcos▲, Marcus▲, Marek, Marianos, Marimo, Markell, Markey, Marko, Markos, Markov, Markus▲, Marq, Marque, Marques▼ and Marquus.Kreatif forms: Macrio, Morrio, Murio. [more]
How 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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity 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), Marques, Mary, Markell and Mariano. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in the year 1995 (usage of 0.5433%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3907%, 28.1% less), with the versions Marc, Mariano, Marques and Mary becoming less trendy. The most fashionable birth names among these are Marcus (#158), Marco (#308), Mario (#270), Markus (#737) and Marcos (#404), with Marcus having a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mario▲ is pronounced similarly to Mareo, Maro, Maureo, Maurie, Maurio, Mauro, Mori and Morio. Other suggested similar baby names are Dario▼, Mahir, Mar, Mar-, Marcio, Marik, Marino, Marion▼, Marr and Marzo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mario.