Marion

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260k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
15k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marion

"Marion" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Bitter, or From the Sea". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Wiktionary

From Old French Marion, a diminutive of Marie, used in England since the Middle Ages.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A matronymic surname​.
  3. (chiefly US) A male given name, transferred from the surname, or by folk etymology seen as a masculine form of Mary.

Marion was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Esperanto, French, German, Middle French, Norwegian, Old French, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Marion

Marine Le Pen is a politician. Marine was given the name Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen on August 5th, 1968 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

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Marion Cotillard is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Marion was born on September 30th, 1975 in Paris.

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John Wayne was an actor, director, and producer. John was given the name Marion Robert Morrison on May 26th, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa, U.S. John is also known as Marion Mitchell Morrison, Marion Michael Morrison, Duke Morrison, and The Duke. He passed away on June 11th, 1979.

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Suge Knight is a hip hop music and gangsta rap football player. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. Suge was given the name Marion Hugh Knight Jr. on April 19th, 1965 in Compton, California, U.S. Suge is also known as Sugar Bear.

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Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is a politician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Marion was born on December 10th, 1989 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

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Marion Jones is a basketball player for the Tulsa Shock. Her career lasted from 2010 to 2011. Marion was born on October 12th, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marion

Francis Marion is a military person. His military service ended in 1782.

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Shawn Marion is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, and Cleveland Cavaliers. His career lasted from 1999 to 2015. Shawn was born on May 7th, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois.

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Jean-Luc Marion is a philosopher. Jean-Luc was born on July 3rd, 1946 in Meudon.

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Delicate Steve is a musician. They were most active from 2010 to 2010. Delicate was given the name Steve Marion .

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Isaac was born in 1981.

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Frances Marion was an author, journalist, and screenwriter. Her career lasted from 1912 to 1972. Frances was given the name Marion Benson Owens on November 18th, 1888. She breathed her last breath on May 12th, 1973.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 304 115 189 #80 boy name
1881 272 110 162 #82 boy name
1882 298 141 157 #92 boy name
1883 347 184 163 #87 boy name
1884 365 181 184 #86 boy name
1885 339 198 141
1886 455 273 182 #88 boy name
1887 385 254 131
1888 484 322 162
1889 484 331 153
1890 523 386 137
1891 534 413 121 #99 girl name
1892 663 497 166 #95 girl name
1893 671 532 139 #92 girl name
1894 741 587 154 #89 girl name
1895 1,004 856 148 #69 girl name
1896 1,159 987 172 #67 girl name
1897 1,147 994 153 #60 girl name
1898 1,251 1,085 166 #61 girl name
1899 1,125 973 152 #63 girl name
1900 1,386 1,197 189 #66 girl name
1901 1,122 963 159 #63 girl name
1902 1,209 1,033 176 #66 girl name
1903 1,230 1,042 188 #62 girl name
1904 1,307 1,109 198 #65 girl name
1905 1,311 1,141 170 #65 girl name
1906 1,364 1,183 181 #63 girl name
1907 1,477 1,251 226 #63 girl name
1908 1,582 1,349 233 #63 girl name
1909 1,692 1,445 247 #58 girl name
1910 1,989 1,703 286 #59 girl name
1911 2,090 1,744 346 #58 girl name
1912 3,202 2,522 680 #55 girl name
1913 3,625 2,854 771 #51 girl name
1914 4,532 3,550 982 #50 girl name
1915 5,751 4,456 1,295 #50 girl name
1916 6,390 5,033 1,357 #47 girl name
1917 6,787 5,371 1,416 #45 girl name
1918 7,118 5,583 1,535 #45 girl name
1919 6,646 5,158 1,488 #44 girl name
1920 7,348 5,745 1,603 #43 girl name
1921 7,531 5,815 1,716 #43 girl name
1922 7,298 5,667 1,631 #42 girl name
1923 7,380 5,711 1,669 #44 girl name
1924 7,663 6,046 1,617 #46 girl name
1925 7,192 5,577 1,615 #47 girl name
1926 6,981 5,354 1,627 #47 girl name
1927 6,801 5,209 1,592 #51 girl name
1928 6,936 5,421 1,515 #47 girl name
1929 6,081 4,632 1,449 #53 girl name
1930 5,694 4,305 1,389 #60 girl name
1931 5,077 3,765 1,312 #66 girl name
1932 4,804 3,491 1,313 #73 girl name
1933 4,394 3,199 1,195 #73 girl name
1934 4,013 2,884 1,129 #86 girl name
1935 3,995 2,813 1,182 #88 girl name
1936 3,630 2,581 1,049 #93 girl name
1937 3,424 2,309 1,115
1938 3,290 2,150 1,140
1939 3,101 2,068 1,033
1940 3,160 2,111 1,049
1941 3,011 1,986 1,025
1942 3,205 2,153 1,052
1943 3,190 2,124 1,066
1944 2,757 1,802 955
1945 2,442 1,602 840
1946 2,696 1,751 945
1947 2,807 1,847 960
1948 2,529 1,593 936
1949 2,359 1,520 839
1950 2,208 1,387 821
1951 2,195 1,340 855
1952 2,048 1,264 784
1953 2,052 1,277 775
1954 2,166 1,337 829
1955 1,863 1,148 715
1956 1,847 1,103 744
1957 1,661 1,053 608
1958 1,637 1,054 583
1959 1,464 920 544
1960 1,352 811 541
1961 1,313 749 564
1962 1,263 773 490
1963 1,194 737 457
1964 1,180 724 456
1965 999 568 431
1966 885 535 350
1967 807 463 344
1968 803 436 367
1969 754 413 341
1970 687 383 304
1971 704 360 344
1972 592 293 299
1973 565 267 298
1974 499 233 266
1975 479 234 245
1976 432 191 241
1977 458 229 229
1978 390 184 206
1979 417 185 232
1980 393 189 204
1981 398 211 187
1982 394 211 183
1983 311 175 136
1984 334 165 169
1985 322 168 154
1986 326 162 164
1987 288 151 137
1988 343 175 168
1989 301 152 149
1990 302 166 136
1991 302 158 144
1992 304 174 130
1993 216 116 100
1994 209 123 86
1995 198 108 90
1996 232 115 117
1997 260 129 131
1998 256 124 132
1999 210 102 108
2000 243 141 102
2001 226 120 106
2002 250 130 120
2003 277 119 158
2004 249 112 137
2005 270 103 167
2006 252 97 155
2007 259 113 146
2008 236 96 140
2009 229 110 119
2010 222 98 124
2011 213 111 102
2012 218 109 109
2013 236 140 96
2014 223 141 82
2015 226 149 77
2016 234 158 76

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Popularity of Marion as a first name

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Popularity of Marion as a last name

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Common last names for Marion

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • White
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Hall
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marion U.S.
  White 70.47% 64.26%
  African American 23.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.97% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marion

People with the last name Marion are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Marion

  • How Popular is the name Marion? Marion is the 285th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marion was the 2,446th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 260,026 babies born with the first name Marion in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marion to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 304 new born babies.
  • When was Marion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marion is Friday, April 20th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Marion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marion was in 1924 with a total of 6,046 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marion!
  • Random Marion Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marion ranks 11th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 33 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Marion: Your name in reverse order is Noiram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Omnair. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marion? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,777 people with the last name Marion.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marion? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Marion as their last name.

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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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