Latin, from a Roman family name related to Mars, the god of war

Marius Origin and Meaning

The name Marius is a boy's name of Latin origin.

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.

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Famous People Named Marius

  • Marius GoringBritish actor
  • (Victor) Marius Alphonse PetipaFrench ballet dancer
  • Marius MüllerWesternhagen, German actor and singer
  • Marius Constantin NiculaeRomanian footballer
  • Marius ŽaliūkasLithuanian footballer
  • Marius NastaRomanian physician who studied tuberculosis
  • (Charles) Marius BarbeauCanadian anthropologist
  • Marius Borg Høibyson of Crown Princess Mette,Marit of Norway
  • Marius Maximus (born Lucius Marius Maximus Perpetuus Aurelianus)Roman imperial biographer
  • Gaius Marius the Elder and YoungerRoman generals and statesmen
  • Marcus Aurelius MariusGallic emperor

Marius in Pop Culture

  • Marius Pontmercycharacter in Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables"
  • Marius de Romanuscharacter in the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • Marius von Fundhauserminor character from "Gravity Falls"
  • Marius Josipovicmain character in the Amazon series "Sneaky Pete"
  • Mariusa main character in play/film "Fanny"