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Marion (boy)

What does Marion mean?

Marion Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: star, sea, war, soldier (warrior), swamp (meadow), fox (wolf).

Variations

Marion has 1 variant: Mariano.

Related boy name: Darian.

1 feminine form: Marian.

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

(female) Marmon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marion Landen (M.L.), ..

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)

Marion was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. then, and is at #1889 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Marion (#1889 last year) are Darian (#787 last year), Mariano (#1152) and Mary. Usage of these forms of Marion was well-received among parents 115 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.

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