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Origin and Meaning of Marvelous

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Mar"vel*ous
  1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful."This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes." [Ps. cxiii. 23.]
  2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible; so improbable as to defy belief."The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods." [Pope.]
    synonyms: Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible.

Usage: Marvelous Wonderful. We speak of a thing as wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous when it is so much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.

Etymology: OE. merveillous, OF. merveillos, F. Merveilleux. See Marvel (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Too improbable to admit of belief
  2. Being or having the character of a miracle
  3. Extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers ("a marvelous collection of rare books")

From Old French merveillos

Notable Persons Named Marvelous

Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a boxer. Marvelous was born on May 23rd, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.


Marvelous Nakamba is a soccer player for the Vitesse Arnhem, Highlanders F.C., Bantu Tshintsha Guluva Rovers F.C., AS Nancy, and Zimbabwe national football team. Marvelous was born on January 19th, 1994 in Hwange, Zimbabwe.


Fun Facts about the name Marvelous

  • How Popular is the name Marvelous? Marvelous is the 26,725th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marvelous have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 203 babies born with the first name Marvelous in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marvelous to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marvelous? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marvelous first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marvelous is Monday, May 2nd, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Marvelous born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marvelous was in 2013 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Marvelous: Your name in reverse order is Suolevram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smuvaerol. How do you pronounce that?

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.