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What does Marsh mean?

Marsh Pronunciation of Marsh as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Marsh is "swamp". Surname. Painter Reginald Marsh. Also form of Marshall.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, swamp (meadow), surname


(male) Mash, ..

(female) Mared, ..

Marsh Andreas (M.A.), ..

How popular is Marsh?

Marsh is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#494 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Marsh reached its highest rank of #1488 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Marshall (#353 IN 2018) is the only other prominent alternative form of Marsh listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Marsh reached its highest a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.08%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 0.05%, 38%).

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

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

Similar Names

Marsh is pronounced similarly to March. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cash, Harish, Hersh, Hirsh, Mads, Mahesh, Maks, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Marco, Marek, Mareo, Marik, Mario, Mark, Marko, Marly, Maro, Marom, Marq, Marr, Mars, Marshal, Marshon, Mart, Marti, Marty, Marve, Marx, Marzo, Mats, Mays, Morse, Nash, Parish and Walsh. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marsh.

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