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)
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)
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.