Marshall

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92k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Marshall mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Marshall

"Marshall" is a name of French origin, and it means "Horse Keeper". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
  2. (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
  3. United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
  4. United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
  5. United States actor (1914-1998)
Wiktionary

From marshal.

  1. An English and Scottish status surname​ for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners.
  2. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century.
  3. A female given name, transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century
  4. a city in Illinois, USA, and county seat of Clark County.

Notable Persons Named Marshall

Eminem is a rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Eminem was given the name Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17th, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.

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Marshall McLuhan was a philosopher. Marshall was born on July 21st, 1911 in Edmonton. He breathed his last breath on December 31st, 1980.

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Marshall was given the name Marshall Herff Applewhite, Jr. on May 17th, 1931 in Spur, Texas. Marshall is also known as Do, Bo, Tiddly, Nincom, and Guinea. He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1997.

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Marshall Faulk is a football player. He was most prominent from 1994 to 2005. Marshall was born on February 27th, 1973 in New Orleans.

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Mark Sanford is an office holder. His military service ended in 2013. Mark was given the name Marshall Clement Sanford, Jr. on May 28th, 1960 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

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Marshall Plumlee is a basketball player. Marshall was born on July 14th, 1992 in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marshall

Thurgood Marshall was a judge. He holds the title Screening of Thurgood at the White House. Thurgood was born on July 2nd, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He passed away on January 24th, 1993.

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John Marshall was a 4th Chief Justice of the United States, and 4th United States Secretary of State. John was born on September 24th, 1755 in Germantown, Virginia. John is also known as John James Marshall. He died on July 6th, 1835.

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Garry Marshall is an actor, director, writer, and producer. He was most prominent from 1959 to present. Garry was given the name Garry Kent Marshall on November 13th, 1934 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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George Marshall was an office holder. His military service ended in 1959. George was born on December 31st, 1880 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He died on October 16th, 1959.

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Penny Marshall is an actress, director, and producer. She has been prominent since 1968. Penny was given the name Carole Penny Marshall on October 15th, 1943 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

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Cat Power is an indie rock, folk rock, blues rock, alternative rock, lo-fi music, and sadcore musician. She plays Guitar, Piano, Danelectro Amp-in-case, Gibson Les Paul, and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1992. Cat was given the name Charlyn Marie Marshall on January 21st, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Cat is also known as Chan Marshall and Cat Power.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 78 0 78
1881 56 0 56
1882 83 0 83
1883 79 0 79
1884 88 0 88
1885 78 0 78
1886 105 0 105
1887 69 0 69
1888 91 0 91
1889 77 0 77
1890 73 0 73
1891 80 0 80
1892 93 0 93
1893 98 0 98
1894 93 0 93
1895 100 0 100
1896 118 0 118
1897 82 0 82
1898 109 0 109
1899 70 0 70
1900 126 0 126
1901 67 0 67
1902 94 0 94
1903 94 0 94
1904 116 0 116
1905 119 0 119
1906 107 0 107
1907 118 0 118
1908 160 0 160
1909 134 0 134
1910 125 0 125
1911 178 0 178
1912 402 5 397
1913 426 0 426
1914 533 0 533
1915 715 0 715
1916 748 9 739
1917 787 10 777
1918 886 8 878
1919 827 10 817
1920 857 7 850
1921 906 10 896
1922 864 11 853
1923 794 13 781
1924 857 0 857
1925 838 9 829
1926 780 15 765
1927 796 8 788
1928 741 15 726
1929 704 10 694
1930 741 0 741
1931 681 14 667
1932 647 8 639
1933 681 6 675
1934 674 0 674
1935 661 0 661
1936 723 12 711
1937 813 9 804
1938 827 8 819
1939 795 13 782
1940 818 9 809
1941 882 13 869
1942 968 16 952
1943 1,027 8 1,019
1944 1,020 13 1,007
1945 985 15 970
1946 1,085 10 1,075
1947 1,284 14 1,270
1948 1,173 16 1,157
1949 1,124 13 1,111
1950 1,105 22 1,083
1951 1,097 18 1,079
1952 1,106 14 1,092
1953 1,046 12 1,034
1954 1,121 20 1,101
1955 1,131 26 1,105
1956 1,134 17 1,117
1957 1,108 14 1,094
1958 1,059 22 1,037
1959 961 17 944
1960 906 14 892
1961 924 26 898
1962 858 21 837
1963 808 28 780
1964 850 20 830
1965 804 24 780
1966 675 15 660
1967 694 19 675
1968 720 13 707
1969 747 24 723
1970 769 17 752
1971 685 10 675
1972 661 17 644
1973 638 18 620
1974 661 13 648
1975 641 19 622
1976 668 15 653
1977 704 17 687
1978 736 18 718
1979 771 13 758
1980 849 21 828
1981 843 19 824
1982 830 13 817
1983 841 9 832
1984 802 9 793
1985 723 6 717
1986 752 8 744
1987 737 11 726
1988 857 17 840
1989 858 11 847
1990 938 11 927
1991 873 23 850
1992 888 7 881
1993 897 14 883
1994 846 13 833
1995 835 10 825
1996 866 11 855
1997 743 5 738
1998 745 5 740
1999 738 0 738
2000 794 0 794
2001 786 0 786
2002 717 0 717
2003 799 0 799
2004 748 7 741
2005 640 0 640
2006 689 0 689
2007 711 0 711
2008 772 0 772
2009 735 0 735
2010 768 0 768
2011 893 0 893
2012 886 0 886
2013 997 6 991
2014 1,089 5 1,084
2015 1,096 0 1,096
2016 1,010 5 1,005
2017 938 6 932

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Popularity of Marshall as a first name

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Popularity of Marshall as a last name

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Common last names for Marshall

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

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marshall U.S.
  White 66.03% 64.26%
  African American 27.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.96% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marshall

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

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Fun Facts about the name Marshall

  • What name lists does Marshall rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Marshall? Marshall is the 681st most popular name of all time. As a last name Marshall was the 139th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marshall have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 91,545 babies born with the first name Marshall in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marshall to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marshall? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 78 new born babies.
  • When was Marshall first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marshall is Monday, October 19th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Marshall born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marshall was in 1947 with a total of 1,270 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marshall!
  • Random Marshall Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marshall ranks 108th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 5 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Marshall: Your name in reverse order is Llahsram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Almsarlh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marshall? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 183,922 people with the last name Marshall.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marshall? Marshall was ranked as the 139th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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