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What does Marshall mean?

Marshall Pronunciation of Marshall 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH occupational, great, scotland, 19th century


VARIANTS Marchall, Marischal, Marischall, Marschal, Marsh, Marshal, Marshell



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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 #353 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Marshall (#353 IN RECENT RANKINGS) appearing in the Top 2000 are Marsh, Marshal and Marshell. Usage of these forms of Marshall was widespread among parents 108 years ago (USAGE OF 0.09%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 0.05%, 41% LESS).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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