English, meaning unknown
"sea fortress"

Marlon Origin and Meaning

The name Marlon is a boy's name of English origin.

Associated for half a century with Marlon Brando, who inherited the French-inflected name from his father, Marlon has been especially well used by African-Americans, including the Jackson and Wayans families. Though heard much less now than it was in the seventies, this could change as parents look to the names of old Hollywood stars.

Keith Richards, Dennis Miller, and (more recently) Monet Mazur all have sons named Marlon.

# 941 in the US

Marlon Rank in US Top 1000

# 985 on Nameberry

Marlon Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Marlon Popularity

Famous People Named Marlon

  • Marlon BrandoAmerican actor
  • Marlon MooreAmerican football player
  • Marlon Francis KingBritish,Jamaican footballer
  • Marlon Anderson HarewoodBritish footballer
  • Marlon David JacksonAmerican musician of The Jackson 5
  • Marlon Lamont WayansAmerican actor/comedian
  • Marlon TeixeiraBrazilian male model
  • Marlon JamesJamaican novelist
  • Marlon Nathaniel SamuelsJamaican cricketer
  • Marlon Rosegold McveyRoudette, British,Vincentian singer,songwriter
  • Marlon PennBritish Virgin Islander politician
  • Eric Marlon Bishopbirth name of American actor Jamie Foxx
  • Marlon Leon Sundeep Richards (b. 1969)son of guitarist Keith Richards and model Anita Pallenberg
  • Marlon Miller (b. 1983)son of comedian Dennis Miller
  • Marlon de Rakoff (b. 2005)son of actress Monet Mazur and Alex de Rakoff
  • Marlon Kanzan Gilbert (b. 2014)son of guitarist Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big and Racer X
  • Chester Marlon Hanks (b. 199)son of American actor Tom Hanks
  • Marlon RiggsAmerican filmmaker and activist

Marlon in Pop Culture

  • Marlon Sebastian Dinglecharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
  • Marlon Rimescharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Marloncountry and royal family in the Evillious Chronicles