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".

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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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Pop Culture References for the name Marion


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