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