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Gender: F

Marvel, now a character name in The Hunger Games series, was a miracle name of yesterday, on the girls' Social Security list until 1941 and reaching a high of 487 at the turn of the last century, when Marva was also in style.

These days it does have something of a comic book feel, what with Marvel Comics, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel, and despite the fact that Marvel is a male character in The Hunger Games, we can see some parents reviving this name for their own little marvel of a baby girl.

Famous People Named Marvel

Andrew Marvell (1621-78), English poet
Marvel Whiteside Parsons, birth name of notorious rocket scientist and occultist Jack Parsons
Marvel Echo Star Helstrom, known as Echo Helstrom, Bob Dylan's high school sweetheart who inspired the song "Girl from the North Country"

Pop Culture References for the name Marvel

Marvel, comic book company
Ms. Marvel aka Carol Danvers, Marvel Comics character
Wendy Marvel, character in anime "Fairy Tail"
Marvel, male character in the Hunger Games series
The surname may have arisen as a medieval nickname (often ironic) for someone regarded as a prodigy; alternatively it may have meant "person from Merville" (the name of two places in northern France)
Marvel-Ann-Hayley Mills troublesome cousin in the film The Trouble with Angels