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What does Marion mean?

Marion Pronunciation of Marion as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Marion) is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marion is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". This form was changed into Marian when introduced to Britain in the Middle Ages, but revived in the 19th century. Track celebrity Marion Jones.


ASSOCIATED WITH star, sea, britain (england), 19th century


VARIANTS Marian, Maryon, Maryonn

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MARIAN, MARY Mair, Maire, Malia, Mamie, Manon, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylou, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Maureen, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mayria, Meriel, Miriam, Murial, Muriel




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How popular is Marion?

Marion is a very prominent first name for women (#178 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2307 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Marion reached its peak position of #47 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is currently at #1605. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Maria (#116 A YEAR AGO), Mary (#126), Malia (#254), Mariana (#286), Miriam (#303), Mariam (#548), Marie (#576), Maren (#607), Marilyn (#610), Mara (#681), Marianna (#834), Marian (#1210), Marin (#1382), Mariela (#1547), Maritza (#1682), Maryann (#1934), Marlo (#1980), Maurine, Maureen, Maryon, Marylou, Marylin, Maryjo, Mariann, Maree, Marla, Marita, Mariska, Mamie, Marilla, Marilee, Mariel, Marianne and Muriel are the prominent alternative forms of Marion (#1605). Usage of these forms of Marion reached its apex 8 decades ago (MEDIAN #994) and is now significantly reduced (#1436, 89%). Mary has been the most well-known version, though Maria is currently the most fashionable, while versions such as Marianne have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylou in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryon, Maureen, Maurine, Miriam, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marion is pronounced similarly to Mairin, Mareen, Marien, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn, Merryn, Miran, Mirian, Moreen, Morine and Morwyn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cardon, Carin, Carmon, Caron, Carron, Carson, Darian, Darien, Darion, Daron, Farin, Farron, Karin, Karon, Karson, Larson, Macon, Madison, Mairim, Maison, Mareena, Margo, Margot, Mari, Mariah, Marial, Marika, Marike, Mariko, Marilou, Marilu, Marina, Marinna, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marit, Mariza, Marjo, Marjon, Marlen, Marlin, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlow, Marlyn, Marna, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marni, Marnia, Marnie, Marnya, Maroona, Maryam, Matriona, Meriam, Meriol, Merona and Tarin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marion.

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