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).
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).
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.