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Meaning and Name Origin

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Darian.

Marion has 1 feminine form: Marian.


Marion is a very prominent first name for males (#290 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1873 out of 88799, 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 Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marion and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Marion ranked in the Top 1000 are Darian (#793 last year), Mariano and Mary. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1900-1909 and is now significantly less, with the forms Darian, Mariano, Marion and Mary becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.