Marquis

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Marquis mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Marquis

"Marquis" is a name of French origin, and it means "Noble Title, Landowner". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar"quis
A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.

Etymology: F. marquis, OF. markis marchis, LL. marchensis; of German origin; cf. G. mark bound, border, march, OHG. marcha. See March border, and cf. Marchioness Marquee Marquess

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
  2. Humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)
Wiktionary

From French: marquis; Old French: markis, marchis; Late Latin: marchensis; Old High German: marcha. Frankish *marka, from Proto-Germanic *markō, from Proto-Indo-European *mereg- (“edge, boundary”).

Meaning is “lord of the march”, in sense of march (“border country”).

  1. A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke, but above a count. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.

marquis was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and French

Notable Persons Named Marquis

Marquis was born on June 2nd, 1740 in Paris. Marquis is also known as de Sade and Donatien Alphonse François. He breathed his last breath on December 2nd, 1814.

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Marquis Beccaria Cesare was a jurist, philosopher, politician, and criminologist. Marquis was born on March 15th, 1738 in Milan. He passed away on November 28th, 1794.

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Marquis Teague is a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Blue, →Iowa Energy, Chicago Bulls, and Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Development League. His ongoing career started in 2012. Marquis was born on February 28th, 1993 in Indianapolis.

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Henry Hathaway was a film director and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to present. Henry was given the name Marquis Henri Léopold de Fiennes on March 13th, 1898 in Sacramento, California. He breathed his last breath on February 11th, 1985.

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Shy Glizzy is a hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Shy was given the name Marquis Amonte King on December 12th, 1992.

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Marquis Daniels is a basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, and Milwaukee Bucks. He was most active from 2003 to present. Marquis was born on January 7th, 1981 in Jasper, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marquis

John Marquis is a soccer player for the Millwall F.C., Staines Town F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Torquay United F.C., Northampton Town F.C., Cheltenham Town F.C., Gillingham F.C., and Leyton Orient F.C. John was born on May 16th, 1992 in Lewisham, England.

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Del Marquis is a disco, alternative, pop, r&b, alternative rock, and contemporary r&b musician. He plays Guitar, bass guitar, keytar, guitar synth, vocals, organ, synthesiser, electric piano, and Guitar synthesizer. He has been prominent since 2002. Del was given the name Derek Gruen on August 31st, 1977. Del is also known as Del Marquis.

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Jason Marquis is a baseball player. Jason was born on August 21st, 1978 in Manhasset, New York.

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The Earl of Woolton was a businessperson and politician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to 1945. The was given the name Frederick James Marquis on August 23rd, 1883 in Ordsall, Salford, Lancashire, England. He left this life on December 14th, 1964.

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Don was born in 1935.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1895 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1912 7 0 7
1913 11 0 11
1914 12 0 12
1915 8 0 8
1916 12 0 12
1917 7 0 7
1918 8 0 8
1919 14 0 14
1920 12 0 12
1921 14 0 14
1922 13 0 13
1923 14 0 14
1924 11 0 11
1925 15 0 15
1926 11 0 11
1927 7 0 7
1928 6 0 6
1930 6 0 6
1931 11 0 11
1932 11 0 11
1933 10 0 10
1934 5 0 5
1935 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1937 5 0 5
1938 13 0 13
1939 8 0 8
1940 5 0 5
1941 8 0 8
1942 9 0 9
1943 8 0 8
1944 8 0 8
1945 9 0 9
1946 9 0 9
1947 13 0 13
1948 15 0 15
1949 10 0 10
1950 19 0 19
1951 15 0 15
1952 13 0 13
1953 17 0 17
1954 21 0 21
1955 18 0 18
1956 20 0 20
1957 16 0 16
1958 12 0 12
1959 19 0 19
1960 13 0 13
1961 21 0 21
1962 31 0 31
1963 19 0 19
1964 27 0 27
1965 20 0 20
1966 24 0 24
1967 29 0 29
1968 36 0 36
1969 45 0 45
1970 93 5 88
1971 100 11 89
1972 105 5 100
1973 135 6 129
1974 150 8 142
1975 168 12 156
1976 186 17 169
1977 243 9 234
1978 254 0 254
1979 298 10 288
1980 326 15 311
1981 351 16 335
1982 397 18 379
1983 434 19 415
1984 478 21 457
1985 519 15 504
1986 497 13 484
1987 567 17 550
1988 683 24 659
1989 826 28 798
1990 1,064 28 1,036
1991 996 30 966
1992 934 20 914
1993 1,023 24 999
1994 976 17 959
1995 938 25 913
1996 912 15 897
1997 808 7 801
1998 739 7 732
1999 616 0 616
2000 594 8 586
2001 538 7 531
2002 462 6 456
2003 540 6 534
2004 588 5 583
2005 471 0 471
2006 455 0 455
2007 452 0 452
2008 445 0 445
2009 409 0 409
2010 375 0 375
2011 333 0 333
2012 300 0 300
2013 275 0 275
2014 269 0 269
2015 229 0 229
2016 222 0 222
2017 201 0 201

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Popularity of Marquis as a first name

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Popularity of Marquis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marquis U.S.
  White 87.83% 64.26%
  African American 4.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marquis

People with the last name Marquis are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Marquis

  • What name lists does Marquis rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Marquis? Marquis is the 1,551st most popular name of all time. As a last name Marquis was the 4,065th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marquis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,782 babies born with the first name Marquis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marquis to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marquis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Marquis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marquis is Tuesday, August 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Marquis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marquis was in 1990 with a total of 1,036 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marquis!
  • Random Marquis Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marquis ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 18 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Marquis: Your name in reverse order is Siuqram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isquamr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marquis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,737 people with the last name Marquis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marquis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Marquis 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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