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Gender: M Origin of Marius: Latin, from a Roman family name related to Mars, the god of war

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Marius, frequently heard in Germany and France, is a slightly fusty yet accessible name that has (Les Mis) to Anne Rice. With the rise in interest in such Latin names as Maximus and Atticus, Marius might start attracting more attention. Mario, the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese version of Marius, is much more widely used.

Famous People Named Marius

Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German singer
Marius Maximus, Roman Emperor
Marius Borg Hoiby, son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Pop Culture References for the Name Marius

Marius Pontmercy, character in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.
Marius de Romanus, Armand and Pandora's Creator in the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.

Marius's International Variations

Marian (Polish) Mario, Mariano (Spanish)