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Marlon

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Little warlike one
  • #1366 All Time
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 0 5
1915 9 0 9
1916 8 0 8
1917 11 0 11
1919 9 0 9
1920 23 0 23
1921 13 0 13
1922 10 0 10
1923 24 9 15
1924 23 0 23
1925 21 0 21
1926 16 0 16
1927 21 0 21
1928 25 0 25
1929 28 0 28
1930 27 5 22
1931 25 0 25
1932 23 0 23
1933 31 5 26
1934 21 0 21
1935 31 0 31
1936 27 0 27
1937 25 0 25
1938 20 0 20
1939 25 0 25
1940 19 0 19
1941 40 0 40
1942 40 0 40
1943 30 0 30
1944 22 0 22
1945 37 7 30
1946 29 0 29
1947 30 0 30
1948 27 0 27
1949 36 0 36
1950 53 0 53
1951 68 0 68
1952 98 0 98
1953 84 0 84
1954 213 7 206
1955 454 8 446
1956 373 10 363
1957 305 10 295
1958 352 6 346
1959 274 6 268
1960 300 5 295
1961 304 0 304
1962 295 5 290
1963 357 7 350
1964 267 0 267
1965 266 6 260
1966 259 0 259
1967 319 9 310
1968 249 13 236
1969 231 0 231
1970 467 9 458
1971 778 12 766
1972 1,037 9 1,028
1973 923 20 903
1974 772 14 758
1975 651 11 640
1976 758 14 744
1977 659 9 650
1978 542 10 532
1979 603 13 590
1980 544 6 538
1981 438 9 429
1982 461 5 456
1983 402 0 402
1984 482 7 475
1985 518 9 509
1986 410 9 401
1987 415 0 415
1988 495 8 487
1989 419 7 412
1990 477 8 469
1991 481 0 481
1992 458 6 452
1993 441 5 436
1994 445 0 445
1995 449 6 443
1996 465 0 465
1997 484 5 479
1998 442 0 442
1999 437 0 437
2000 458 6 452
2001 454 0 454
2002 447 0 447
2003 461 0 461
2004 460 0 460
2005 478 0 478
2006 507 0 507
2007 467 0 467
2008 455 0 455
2009 380 0 380
2010 411 0 411
2011 367 0 367
2012 339 0 339
2013 327 0 327
2014 314 0 314

Want to know about the populiarty of Marlon? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,610 babies born with the name Marlon in the United States. That's more than enough Marlons to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Marlon" was in 1972 with a total of 1,028 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marlons)

According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marlon" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 21 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1973. Across the entire United States a total of 923 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Marlon popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Marlon" mean? The list below shows the origins of Marlon as well as things modernly associated with the name Marlon such as celebrities named Marlon.

American

Origin and Meaning of Marlon

The name "Marlon" is of American origin, and it means "Little warlike one". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando is an actor, film director, and activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1945 to 2001. Marlon was born in 1924 as Marlon Brando, Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

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Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Marlon was born in 1972 as Marlon Lamont Wayans in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd is a MLB player. Marlon was born in 1977 in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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Marlon Anderson

Marlon Anderson is a MLB player. Marlon was born in 1974.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nolram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Onmral". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Marlon born Sep 1, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Quebeck approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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