Marion

Pronunciation: ma-hre-e-o-hn
Origin: France
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name Marion is a gender-neutral name with a dual origin, primarily traced back to French and English roots. The meaning of Marion is derived from two sources: 1. "Star of the sea" or "beloved" in French. 2. "Wished for a child" in Hebrew. The name Marion has been used as a diminutive or nickname for the name Mary, Margery, or Marriott in English, and for the name Marie in French. A Medieval French diminutive of Marie, Marion is believed to have originated from a devotee of Mother Mary or as a derivation of the Hebrew name Miryam, which means "wished for a child". The name Marion, pronounced as mah-ree-un, has no significant cultural or religious significance by itself, but its connection to the Greek name Mary gives it a historical association with France's nobility and high-ranking officials.

Marion Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Marion is currently #661 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Marion is currently #352 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Marion is currently #652 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Marion is currently #350 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Marion

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