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What does Marius mean?

Marius Pronunciation of 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).


15 different relations via Mario, Mark: Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Marianus, Markey, Marko, Markos, Markov, Markus, Marq, Marque, Marques and Marquus.

Creative forms:
(male) Macius, Morius, ..

(female) 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marius name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marius, Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marek, Mario, Mark, Marko, Markus, Marques in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marc, Marcus, Mark, Markus outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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