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Gender: Male Origin of Marius: Latin, from a Roman family name related to Mars, the god of war

The name Marius is a boy's name of Latin origin. Marius and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

Marius, frequently heard in Germany and France, is a slightly fusty yet accessible name that has (Les Mis) to Anne Rice. With the rise in interest in such Latin names as Maximus and Atticus, Marius might start attracting more attention. Mario, the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese version of Marius, is much more widely used.

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Famous People Named Marius

Marius Goring, British actor
(Victor) Marius Alphonse Petipa, French ballet dancer
Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German actor and singer
Marius Constantin Niculae, Romanian footballer
Marius Žaliūkas, Lithuanian footballer
Marius Nasta, Romanian physician who studied tuberculosis
(Charles) Marius Barbeau, Canadian anthropologist
Marius Borg Høiby, son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Marius Maximus (born Lucius Marius Maximus Perpetuus Aurelianus), Roman imperial biographer
Gaius Marius the Elder and Younger, Roman generals and statesmen
Marcus Aurelius Marius, Gallic emperor

Pop Culture References for the name Marius

Marius Pontmercy, character in Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables"
Marius de Romanus, character in the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
Marius von Fundhauser, minor character from "Gravity Falls"
Marius Josipovic, main character in the Amazon series "Sneaky Pete"
Marius, a main character in play/film "Fanny"

Marius's International Variations

Marian (Polish) Mario, Mariano (Spanish)


ladimon Says:


I can just hear "marry us"

EW314 Says:



rgp19 Says:


yes, it is a name of a vampire. the character is called Marius de Romanus, and he is featured in an Anne Rice series

Shishi Says:


"My name's Marius Pontmercy"
"And mine's Cossette"

Daphodil Says:


Family name on my mother's side. I've always liked it and find it strong, easily remembered, but relatively unusual. Most people in my family carrying this name have gone by Mari. I also think it's the name of a vampire in some franchise? Not sure.

servals_ Says:


guilty pleasure