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What does Marion mean?

Marion \m(a)-rion\ as a boys' name (also used 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.


Variations

Marion has 1 variant: Mariano.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Darian.

Marion has 1 feminine form: Marian.


Popularity

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 reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Marion are Darian (#793 last year), Mariano and Mary. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.514%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0518%, down 89.9%), with the forms Darian, Mariano, Marion and Mary becoming less stylish. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Marion and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darian, Mariano, Marion, 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, 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.

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