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Mario

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144k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
711
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mario

"Mario" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Warlike". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From Italian and Spanish Mario, both of whom derive from Latin Marius.

  1. A male given name.

Mario was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Estonian, German, Italian, Latin, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Mario

Mario Balotelli is a soccer player for the A.C. Milan, Liverpool F.C., A.C. Lumezzane, Inter Milan, Manchester City F.C., Italy national under-21 football team, and Italy national football team. Mario was born on August 12th, 1990 in Palermo, Italy.

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Mario Draghi is a Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, Governor of the Bank of Italy, President of the European Central Bank, Chairman of theFinancial Stability Board, and Governor of theBank of Italy. Mario was born on September 3rd, 1947 in Rome.

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Mario Götze is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Germany national youth football team. Mario was born on June 3rd, 1992 in Memmingen, Germany.

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Terence Hill is an actor. He was most prominent from 1951 to 1951. Terence was given the name Mario Girotti on March 29th, 1939 in Venice.

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Mario Gómez is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., ACF Fiorentina, SSV Ulm 1846, VfB Stuttgart II, VfB Stuttgart, FC Bayern Munich, and Germany national youth football team. Mario was born on July 10th, 1985 in Riedlingen, West Germany.

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Mario Chalmers is a basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2008. Mario was born on May 19th, 1986 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mario

João Mário is a soccer player for the Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Porto, Sporting Clube de Portugal B, Vitória F.C., Portugal national under-16 football team, and Portugal national under-17 football team. João was born on January 19th, 1993 in Porto, Portugal. João is also known as João Mário Eduardo.

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Mario is a contemporary r&b musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Mario was given the name Mario Dewar Barrett on August 27th, 1986.

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Ernest was born on June 12th, 1938.

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Disco was born in 1956. He passed away in 1994.

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Tania was born on May 4th, 1979 in Rome.

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Luís Mário is a soccer player for the Rio Branco Esporte Clube, Clube do Remo, Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, FC Seoul, Coritiba Foot Ball Club, Vitória S.C., Clube Atlético Mineiro, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, and Botafogo de Fut. Luís was born on November 1st, 1976 in Vigia, Pará.

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How popular is the baby name Mario in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1897 7 0 7
1900 5 0 5
1901 6 0 6
1902 10 0 10
1903 6 0 6
1904 13 0 13
1905 14 0 14
1906 15 0 15
1907 20 0 20
1908 28 0 28
1909 27 0 27
1910 47 0 47
1911 56 0 56
1912 152 0 152
1913 166 0 166
1914 289 0 289
1915 354 0 354
1916 379 0 379
1917 365 6 359
1918 351 0 351
1919 353 0 353
1920 408 0 408
1921 509 7 502
1922 451 0 451
1923 503 0 503
1924 484 0 484
1925 507 5 502
1926 525 7 518
1927 502 10 492
1928 485 9 476
1929 448 5 443
1930 455 6 449
1931 394 0 394
1932 344 0 344
1933 317 0 317
1934 314 8 306
1935 303 0 303
1936 300 6 294
1937 271 0 271
1938 297 0 297
1939 238 0 238
1940 293 0 293
1941 273 0 273
1942 301 0 301
1943 331 0 331
1944 340 0 340
1945 350 5 345
1946 390 7 383
1947 499 0 499
1948 621 0 621
1949 612 5 607
1950 743 0 743
1951 870 6 864
1952 975 0 975
1953 1,005 11 994
1954 1,082 8 1,074
1955 1,087 13 1,074
1956 1,216 8 1,208
1957 1,157 5 1,152
1958 1,193 8 1,185
1959 1,213 11 1,202
1960 1,333 10 1,323
1961 1,306 12 1,294
1962 1,328 13 1,315
1963 1,326 8 1,318
1964 1,368 10 1,358
1965 1,301 12 1,289
1966 1,306 14 1,292
1967 1,330 19 1,311
1968 1,379 25 1,354
1969 1,653 22 1,631
1970 1,928 26 1,902
1971 1,927 25 1,902
1972 1,958 28 1,930
1973 2,053 33 2,020
1974 2,090 29 2,061
1975 2,089 32 2,057
1976 2,056 29 2,027
1977 2,154 33 2,121
1978 2,261 33 2,228
1979 2,734 31 2,703
1980 2,974 38 2,936
1981 2,740 26 2,714
1982 2,686 27 2,659
1983 2,400 28 2,372
1984 2,372 24 2,348
1985 2,440 27 2,413
1986 2,510 36 2,474
1987 2,780 43 2,737
1988 2,923 32 2,891
1989 2,873 30 2,843
1990 2,845 24 2,821
1991 2,598 23 2,575
1992 2,642 17 2,625
1993 2,484 14 2,470
1994 2,482 16 2,466
1995 2,403 13 2,390
1996 2,386 8 2,378
1997 2,304 9 2,295
1998 2,267 6 2,261
1999 2,294 7 2,287
2000 2,333 0 2,333
2001 2,229 12 2,217
2002 2,268 6 2,262
2003 2,364 6 2,358
2004 2,269 9 2,260
2005 2,298 0 2,298
2006 2,300 5 2,295
2007 2,286 0 2,286
2008 2,169 6 2,163
2009 1,937 0 1,937
2010 1,707 0 1,707
2011 1,597 0 1,597
2012 1,442 0 1,442
2013 1,419 0 1,419
2014 1,363 0 1,363
2015 1,287 0 1,287
2016 1,150 0 1,150

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Popularity of Mario as a first name

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Popularity of Mario as a last name

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Common last names for Mario

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  • Martinez
  • Garcia
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  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Fernandez
  • Diaz
  • Torres
  • Rivera
  • Alvarez
  • Ruiz
  • Gomez
  • Ramos

Common first names for Mario

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mario U.S.
  White 50.77% 64.26%
  African American 8.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mario

People with the last name Mario are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mario

  • How Popular is the name Mario? Mario is the 490th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mario was the 32,365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mario have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 143,970 babies born with the first name Mario in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mario to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mario? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Mario first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mario is Thursday, November 2nd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Mario born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mario was in 1980 with a total of 2,936 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mario!
  • Random Mario Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mario ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 57 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Mario: Your name in reverse order is Oiram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Moria. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mario? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 711 people with the last name Mario.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mario? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mario as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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