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What does Mario mean?

Mario \m(a)-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.


Variations

Mario has 3 variants: Marianus, Marius and Meirion.

Mario has 17 more different forms via Mariano, Mark: Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Marianos, Marimo, Markell, Markey, Marko, Markos, Markov, Markus, Marq, Marque, Marques and Marquus.


Popularity

Mario is a very prominent first name for males (#143 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#28669 out of 88799, Top 32%). (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. during 1980-1989, and is currently at #270. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 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 1995 and are now much less popular, with the versions Marc, Mary, Mariano and Marques 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Mariano, Mario, Mark, Markell, Markus, Marques, Mary in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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.

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