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Meaning and name origin

Marion \m(a)-rion\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Marion), is of English origin. Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". 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 form: Mariano.

For more information, see also the related boy name Darian.

There is 1 feminine form of Marion: Marian.


Marion is a very popular first name for males (#290 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1873 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marion for boys. Marion reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marion and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Darian (#793), Mary, Mariano and Marion. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darian, Mariano, Marion, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marion is also 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.