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since 1880
Last Name
111
in the U.S.
in 2010

Marlon

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

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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 52 0 52
1951 69 0 69
1952 98 0 98
1953 84 0 84
1954 212 7 205
1955 455 8 447
1956 373 10 363
1957 305 10 295
1958 352 6 346
1959 274 6 268
1960 300 5 295
1961 303 0 303
1962 296 5 291
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 757 14 743
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 411 9 402
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 508 0 508
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 318 0 318
2015 275 0 275

Fun Facts about the name Marlon

  • How many people with the first name Marlon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,890 babies born with the first name Marlon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marlon to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marlon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marlon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marlon is Thursday, August 17th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Marlon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marlon was in 1972 with a total of 1,028 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marlon!
  • Random Marlon Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marlon ranks 87th 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.
  • Weird things about the name Marlon: Your name in reverse order is Nolram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nomalr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marlon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111 people with the last name Marlon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marlon? Marlon is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marlon U.S.
  White 59.46% 64.26%
  African American 31.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marlon

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

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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.

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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.

  1. A male given name.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Marlon

Marlon Brando Height
Marlon Teixeira
Marlon Wayans Son
Marlon Brown
Marlon Jackson
Marlon Marshall
Marlon Richards

What does the name Marlon mean?

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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