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Gender: Female Origin of Marion: Marrian, Marrion, Maryon, Maryonn

The name Marion is a girl's name . Marion and is often added to lists like TV Mom Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

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Famous People Named Marion

Marion Ryan, British singer
Marion Ross, American actress
Marion Cotillard, French actress
Marion Elise Raven, Norwegian singer-songwriter of pop duo M2M
Marion Lois Jones, American track and field athlete
Marion Cecilia Davies, American actress
Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley, American novelist
Marion Lorne, American actress
Marion Mahony Griffin, first woman employed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Marion Bartoli, French tennis player
Marion Woodman, Canadian psychologist
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, French politician
Marion Cunningham, American cookbook author
Marion Kelly, 4-year-old internet sensation
(Marion) Loretta Elwell Broderick, (b. 2009) daughter of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, twin of Tabitha Hodge Broderick

Pop Culture References for the name Marion

Marion Cunningham, mother on TV's Happy Days; played by Marion Ross
Marion Ravenwood, character in movie Raiders of the Lost Ark
Marion Silver, character in movie Requiem for a Dream
Marion Crane, main character in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"
Rose Marion Tyler, companion of The Doctor from "Doctor Who"
Similar: Marionetta Celestina O'Carroll, character in Thomas Love Peacock's "Nightmare Abbey" (1818)


AnnabelleJC Says:


Marion was my great great great grandmothers name. She was born in 1854.

Toronto87 Says:


i fall more and more in love with this name. It sounds so classic and feminine to me. I prefer this spelling.

sydneya_28 Says:


This was my grandfather's name with this spelling. That was 80 something years ago.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name, and currently, prefer this spelling.

BlueLavender Says:


This is actually very much an older spelling - not modern at all. Behind the Name calls it a "Medieval French Diminutive". As a surname, it dates back to the 1400s. I've met more than one "older" person (likely born in the 1920s or 1930s) who has this spelling. Also, John Wayne's real name was Marion Mitchell Morrison - born in 1907 :) In sum, it seems to be a stand alone name, not a modern misspelling. While I quite like it, whether it's good or bad is, of course, purely a matter of opinion.

clairels Says:


What a ridiculous misspelling of Marian. How can modern parents come with such awful misspelled names for their children?

faithnamer Says:


This is my baby cousin's name. I think it's adorable and it would probably be one of my favorites if we weren't as close to my cousin..