What does Marshall mean?
Marshall [mar-shall] as a boys' 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.
(female) Middle name pairings:
Marshall Jules (M.J.), ..
How popular is Marshall?
Marshall is a very popular first name for men (#285 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#125 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Marshall reached its highest position of #165 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #319 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Marshall (#319 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Marshell, Marshal and Marsh. Usage of these forms of Marshall was widespread among parents 105 years ago (usage of 0.09%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.06%, 35% less).
Similar NamesRecommended names are Birchall, Burchall (see Birchall), Carswell, Darnall, Darshan, Farnall (see Farnell), Fearghall (see Fergal), Harshad, Jarrall (see Jarrell), Mansell, Marcel▲, Marcell, Marcello, Marcelo▲, Marcely, Markel, Markell, Markham, Marquel, Marsean, Marshawn, Marshon, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Mishaal, Mishal and Tarrall (see Terrell). These names tend to be less commonly used than Marshall.See names in meaning and etymology.