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Gender: Male Origin of Mario: Italian variation of Marius Meaning of Marius: Latin, from a Roman family name related to Mars, the god of war Mario's Popularity in 2017: #307

The name Mario is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin. Mario is ranked #307 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Popular Italian Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Familiar via such notable Marios as Lanza, Cuomo, Andretti, Puzo, and Van Peebles, this Italian name has been fully integrated into the US.

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Famous People Named Mario

Mario Matthew Cuomo, American politician; 52nd Governor of New York
Mario Michael Lopez Jr., American actor
Mario Gabriele Andretti, Italian-born American race car driver
Mario Francesco Batali, American TV chef
Mario Cashmere Manningham, American football player
Mario Antoine Butler, American football player
Mario Mendell Winans, American R&B singer
Mario (Dewar Barrett), American R&B Singer
Mario Van Peebles, American actor and director
Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. aka Perez Hilton, American gossip blogger
Mario Marcell Haggan, American football player
Mario Jerrel Williams, American football player
Mario Addison, American football player
Mario Fannin, American football player
Mario Henderson, American football player
(Joseph Roger) Mario Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer
Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer
Mario Gotze, German footballer
Mario Gomez Garcia, German footballer
Mario Drmac, Croatian actor
Mario Maurer, Thai model and actor
Mario Cuomo, son of journalist Chris Cuomo, grandson of Mario Cuomo
Mario Armando Lavandeira III (b. 2013), son of blogger Perez Hilton
Mario Mandžukić, Croatian professional footballer
Joao Mario (Naval da Costa Eduardo), Portuguese professional footballer
Max Mario Fletcher (b. 2018), son of singer Tom Fletcher & author Giovanna Fletcher.

Pop Culture References for the name Mario

Mario, character in the Super Mario Bros. video game series
Mario Auditore, character in the Assassin's Creed video game series

Marius, Marrio, Marios


91flaviaj Says:


As a gaming girl, I swear that I would love to find two brothers named Mario and Luigi.... <3

Czar Felix Says:


I would've liked this name had it not been for that fat plumber.

john_sage Says:


It'sa me! Mario!