What does Marius mean?
Marius [mar-ius] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and Marius means "manly; dedicated to Mars". Marius is an alternate form of Mario (Latin) and its source form. Marius is also a derivative of Mark (Latin).
Associated with: dedicated (faithful).
(male) Macius, Morius, ..
(female) Marith, Marsa, .. Middle name pairings:
Marius Mikhail (M.M.), ..
How popular is Marius?
Marius is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#63297 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Marius entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1414 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Marc (#673 via latest list), Marco (#320), Marcos (#406), Marcus (#168), Marek (#1489), Mario (#284), Mark (#196), Marko (#1601), Markus (#865) and Marques are the popular variation forms of Marius. Adoption of these relations of Marius reached its most widespread in the 1960s (median #911) and has become significantly diminished since (#909, down 83%), with versions like Marques becoming less fashionable.
Marius is pronounced similarly to Maurice▼, Maurise, Maurus, Morice, Moris, Moriz, Morris▼ and Morriss. Other suggested similar names are Arius, Baris, Caius, Dacius, Darias, Darious, Darius▼, Darrius▼, Fabius, Faris, Gaius, Jaris, Jarius, Macarius, Magnus▲, Magus, Manus, Marcas, March, Marcio, Marik, Marimo, Marino, Marinos, Marinus, Marion▼, Markiss, Marqui, Marquis▼, Mars, Marsh, Martinus, Marx, Marzo, Mateus, Matias▲, Maurids, Maurits, Maximus▲, Moricz, Myrick, Paris▼ and Sirius. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marius.See names in meaning and etymology.