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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 "Which would you choose?".

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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Marius's International Variations

Marian (Polish) Mario, Mariano (Spanish)

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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