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Boy Name: Mario

Name: Mario
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rio\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: manly
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Mareo, Maro, Maurio, Morio
Variant forms: Marianus, Marius, Meirion
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 143
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 28669


Mario \m(a)-rio\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAR-ee-oh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mario is "manly". From Marius. Also used as masculine form of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and variant of Mark. See also Mariano. New York governor Mario Cuomo; chef Mario Batali.

Mario has 3 variant forms: Marianus, Marius and Meirion.

Baby names that sound like Mario are Mareo, Maro, Maurio and Morio.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Mario.


Mario is a very popular first name for men (#143 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#28669 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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