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Boy Name: Marshall

Name: Marshall
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rsha-ll, mar-shall\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: caretaker of horses
Origin: French
Variant forms: Marchall, Marischal, Marischall, Marschal, Marsh, Marshal, Marshell
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 285
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 119


Marshall \m(a)-rsha-ll, mar-shall\ as a boy's 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.

Marshall has 7 variant forms: Marchall, Marischal, Marischall, Marschal, Marsh, Marshal and Marshell.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Marshall.


Marshall is a very popular first name for men (#285 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#119 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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