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What does Marshal mean?

Marshal Pronunciation of Marshal [mar-shal] as a name for boys has its root in Old French, and the name Marshal means "caretaker of horses". Marshal is a version of Marshall (Old French): occupational name.


Marshal has 3 variants: Marchall, Marschal and Marshell.

3 more different relations via Marshall: Marischal, Marischall and Marsh.

Creative forms:
(male) Makshal, Masshal, ..

(female) Marma, Marsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marshal Eli (M.E.), ..

How popular is Marshal?

Marshal is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Marshal is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Marshal reached its peak rank of #791 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Marshal ranked in the Top 2000 are Marshall (#319 from current records), Marshell and Marsh. Other forms, like Marschal, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Marshal was at its apex in the 1910s (average #1314) and is somewhat less today (#1579, 35%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marshal, Marsh, Marshall, Marshell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marshal and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cathal, Darral, Darshan, Deshal (see Deshan), Faisal, Faysal, Fearghal, Harpal, Harshad, Macneal, Magal, Mansel, Mansell, Manual, Marcas, Marceau, Marcel, Marcell, March, Mardel, Markel, Markell, Markham, Marlan, Marlea, Marquel, Mars, Marsden, Marsdin, Marsdon, Marsean, Marshawn, Marshon, Marsten, Marston, Martel, Martell, Marvel, Marvell, Marzell, Michal, Miesha, Misha, Mishaal, Mishal, Mychal, Parsafal, Parsefal (see Percival), Parsifal, Pascal and Paschal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marshal.

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