What does Marion mean?
Marion /mar-i-on/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Marion▼ has 1 variant: Mariano▼.
Related boy name: Darian.
Marion has 1 feminine form: Marian.Kreatif forms: Marionne, Merion, Morion. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Marion for boys. Marion was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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%, ▼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)
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.