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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. Baby names that sound like Marion are Marino, Meirion, Marwin, Maurin, Myron and Miron.
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Popularity of Marion
Marion is a very popular first name for men (#290 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1873 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Marion compared with its variant form and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Marion only.