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Girl Name: Marion

Name: Marion
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rion\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Marion's also a boy name)
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Marin, Marien, Marinn
Variant forms: Marian, Maryon, Maryonn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 178
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1873


Marion \m(a)-rion\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Marion), is of French origin. Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". This form was changed into Marian when introduced to Britain in the Middle Ages, but revived in the 19th century. Track celebrity Marion Jones.

Marion has 3 variant forms: Marian, Maryon and Maryonn.

Baby names that sound like Marion are Marin, Marien and Marinn.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Marion.


Marion is a very popular first name for women (#178 out of 4276) 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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