What does Marshall mean?
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.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Marshall for boys. Marshall reached its highest position of #165 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is at #319 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Marshall and affiliated names. The only other popular related form of Marshall (#319 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 1000 is Marshal. Adoption of these forms of Marshall was widespread among parents 134 years ago (usage of 0.527%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.341%, 35% less).
Thinking of names?
Recommended similar baby names are Birchall, Burchall, Carswell, Darnall, Darshan, Farnall, Fearghall, Harshad, Jarrall, Mansell, Marcel▼, Marcell, Marcello, Marcelo▲, Marcely, Markel, Markell, Markham, Marquel, Marsean, Marshawn, Marshon, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Mishaal, Mishal and Tarrall. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marshall.