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Gender: Male Origin of Marion: French variation of Mary

The name Marion is a boy's name of French origin. Marion and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Would John Wayne have become a mythic screen hero if he had kept his unisex birth name of Marion. Very doubtful.

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Famous People Named Marion

Marion Mitchell Morrison, birth name of John Wayne, American actor
Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson, American media mogul
Marion Shepilov Barry, American politician; former mayor of D.C.
Marion Michael "Mike" Rounds, U.S. Senator from South Dakota
Marion Motley, American NFL player
Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight, American record producer and executive
Marion "Preacher" Cox, American NASCAR car owner
Marion Stevenson Butts, American NFL player
Marion Sylvester Barber Jr. and III, American father and son NFL players
Robert Marion Berry, U.S. Congressman from Arkansas
Marion Christopher Barry (b. 1980), son of politician Marion Barry
Crawford Marion Turner (b. 2010), son of country music singer Josh Turner

Pop Culture References for the name Marion

Marion Moseby, character on TV's The Suite Life
Marion Pardon, character in film "The Californians"
Marion Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico, character on TV's "The Simpsons"


indiefendi2 Says:


Suge Knight's real name is Marion. If that isn't a menacing enough image then I don't know what is!

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


Former Louisiana Governor, Edwin Edwards' brother was named Marion David Edwards.

Ruanne Says:


I've known men named Marion. They often go by a middle or nickname, but it's a good formal name, and also a way to honor Mary, whether this be a religious or family tradition.

Natasha231 Says:


I only really see this as a girl's name tbh