Meaning and name origin
Marshall \m(a)-rsha-ll, mar-shall\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAR-shal. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Marshall is "caretaker of horses". Occupational name. Also a law enforcement title and a military title of great honor. Common in Scotland as a first name since the early 19th century. Department store founder Marshall Field; media theorist Marshall McLuhan; actor David Marshall Grant; Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; football player Marshall Faulk; pop singer Marshall Mathers.
Marshall is a very popular first name for males (#285 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#119 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marshall for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marshall and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marshall (#319) and Marshal. (2014 statistics).