What does Marion mean?
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.
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.