What does Marlon mean?
Marlon [mar-lon] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Marlon) is pronounced MAR-lon. It is of English origin. Possibly (Old French) "little hawk", or a variant of Merlin or Marcellus. Modern use is inspired by actor Marlon Brando.
1 feminine form: Marlen.Creative forms:
(male) Malon, Morlon, ..
(female) Marmon, Marson, .. Middle name pairings:
Marlon Malek (M.M.), ..
How popular is Marlon?
Marlon is a very prominent first name for men (#497 out of 1220, Top 41%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#114852 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Marlon entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #278 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #817 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Marlon (#817 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000 are Marcellus (#1245 a year ago), Marlan, Marland, Marlen, Marlin (#1852), Merle, Merlin and Merlyn. Adoption of these relations of Marlon reached its most widespread a century ago (usage of 0.14%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.03%, down 81.1%), with versions like Merle becoming less trendy.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aaron, Bardon, Baron, Barron, Barton, Carlin, Carlos, Carlow, Carlton▼, Caron, Carson▲, Dallon, Dalon, Darion▼, Daron, Daylon, Farron, Garlan, Garlin, Garon, Garron, Garson, Garton, Gaylon, Harlen, Harloe, Harlow, Harmon▼, Haron, Haroon, Jaelon, Jaron▼, Jaylon▼, Karlin, Karlton, Laron, Larson, Malin, Mallen, Mallin, Mallon, Marco, Marcos, Marden, Mardon, Mareo, Marko, Marlea, Marloe, Marlond, Marlondo, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marmion, Marmyon (see Marmion), Maro, Marshon, Marston, Martin▼, Marton, Marven, Marvin▼, Maslin, Maslon, Mason▲, Masslon (see Maslin), Maxson, Merton▼, Myron▼, Parson, Parton, Talon▲, Tarron, Vardon, Verlon and Warton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marlon.