What does Marion mean?
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: Marionne, Merion, Morion. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Marion for boys. Marion was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Marion are Darian (#793 2 years ago), Mariano and Mary. Usage of these forms of Marion was well-received among parents during 1900-1909 (average #486) and is now significantly less (#948, ▼89.9%). Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Marion and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Marion▼ is pronounced similarly to Marwin, Maurin, Meirion and Myron▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Darion▼, Garion, Mardon, Marimo, Marino, Mario▲, Marlon▼, Marmion, Marom, Marton and Miron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marion.