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pinWhat does Marquis mean?

Marquis /mar-quis/ as a boys' name is pronounced mar-KEECE, MAR-kuss, mar-KEE. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Marquis is "nobleman; lord of the borderlands".

Originally a title of nobility for aristocrats whose holdings were situated in vulnerable border areas (the Marches). It is a lower rank than Duke, but higher than Earl, Viscount, or Baron. Use as a personal name may have been influenced by names derived from the Latin Marcus. Phonetic variants indicate that parents prefer mar-KEECE, probably using Marquis as a title name. Marquis (MAR-kuss) is also a variant of a Scottish surname. Football player Marquez Pope; baseball player Marquis Grissom.


Marquis has 15 variants: Markeece, Markeese, Markese, Markess, Markise, Markiss, Markize, Markwees, Markwess, Marques, Marquess, Marquez, Marqui, Marquise and Marquiz.

Affiliated boy names: King and Mar-.

Marquis has 3 more relations via Marcus: Marcas, Markos and Markus.

Marquis has 1 feminine form: Marquise.

Kreatif forms: Maquis, Marquisse, Merquis. [more]

pinHow popular is Marquis?

Marquis is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#856 out of 1220, Top 70%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#3861 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the baby name history of Marquis for boys. Marquis entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #258 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #836 presently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marquis name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Marquis and affiliated names. Marcus (#158 in 2014), King (#175), Markus (#737), Marquise, Marques and Marquez are the prominent variation forms of Marquis (#836 in 2014). Other forms, like Markos, are uncommon. These relations of Marquis reached the apex of their popularity about 2 decades ago (average #534) and are somewhat less widespread today (#700, 35.7%), with the forms Marquis, Marquise, Marquez and Marques becoming less fashionable. Marcus has generally been a favorite of parents, although Markus seems to be getting popular too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marquis, King, Marcus, Markus, Marques in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marquez, Marquise in U.S.

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

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