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Marion (boy)

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What does Marion mean?

Marion /mar-i-on/ as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Marion) is of English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marion is "star of the sea".

Variant of Mary. Used as a girl's name nowadays. John Wayne was originally named Marion Morrison. Revolutionary war soldier Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion.


Marion has 1 variant: Mariano.

Related boy name: Darian.

Marion has 1 feminine form: Marian.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Manion, Maron, ..

(female) Marina, Marionne, ..

How popular is Marion?

Marion is a very prominent first name for males (#290 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2307 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Marion for boys. Marion was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. then, and is at #1807 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion name in U.S.

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

Prominent variation forms of Marion (#1807 last year) are Darian (#793 last year), Mariano (#1089) and Mary. Usage of these forms of Marion was well-received among parents 114 years ago (median #874) and is now significantly less, with forms like Mary becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Darian, Mariano, Mary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marion and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Marion is pronounced similarly to Marwin, Marwynn, Maurin, Meirion, Merwin, Merwinn, Merwyn and Myron. Other suggested similar names are Arion, Bardon, Brion, Cardon, Carson, Dario, Darion, Daron, Darwon (see Darwin), Davion, Dorion, Garion, Garmon, Garson, Garton, Hardon, Haroon, Ilarion, Jaron, Jarron, Karson, Larin, Mabon, Machon, Madison, Mahlon, Maimon, Malin, Mallon, Manton, Marcio, Marden, Mardyn (see Marden), Marimo, Marinor (see Marriner), Marinos, Marius, Marko, Marlen, Marlinn (see Marlon), Marloe, Marlonn (see Marlon), Marlow, Marmeon (see Marmion), Maro, Marom, Marston, Martijn, Marton, Martyn, Marvyn, Mason, Maurio, Merom, Morino, Morio, Murton, Parson, Parton, Tarin, Taron, Taroon, Tarron, Tavion, Torion, Vardon and Xavion. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marion.