Gender: Male Meaning of Marsden: "boundary valley" Origin of Marsden: English

The name Marsden is a boy's name of English origin meaning "boundary valley". Marsden and is often added to lists like Celebrity Surnames as Firsts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Stuffy surname.

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cmailest Says:


Just found this name and I'm falling head over heels! Love 'Mars' as a nickname!

zumi Says:


I knew a person in our neighborhood named Marsden when I was a teenager. I think it is perfectly usable. Rarely heard of yet not made-up. Classic yet fits the zeitgeist. Simple to spell, looks good on CVs, "cool"; and most people "get" it pretty immediately.

Granted, I'm not averse to the surnames as first names approach (what of Duncan, Emerson, Taylor?) so obviously if you are then this name may not be for you.

indiajuliet Says:


First name of great modernist painter Marsden Hartley. Nickname 'Mars' would be cute too!

saoirse123 Says:


Nameberry is wrong: this totally fits the bill for a new, unusual but usable boy's name. It even has two syllables and ends in "n".

ziggywiggy Says:


I might be in the minority here (at least seeing nb's description of the name) but I quite like this name on a little boy!