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Boy Name: Marion

Name: Marion
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rion\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Marion's also a girl name)
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Darian
Sounds Like: Marino, Meirion, Marwin, Maurin, Myron, Miron
Variant forms: Mariano
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 290
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1873


Marion \m(a)-rion\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Marion), is of English origin. Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". Used as a girl's name nowadays. John Wayne was originally named Marion Morrison. Revolutionary war soldier Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion.

Marion has 1 variant form: Mariano.

For more information, see also the related name Darian.

Baby names that sound like Marion are Marino, Meirion, Marwin, Maurin, Myron and Miron.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Marion.


Marion is a very popular first name for men (#290 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1873 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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