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Gender: Male Meaning of Marshall: "one who looks after horses" Origin of Marshall: French Marshall's Popularity in 2017: #356

The name Marshall is a boy's name of French origin meaning "one who looks after horses". Marshall is ranked #356 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your Dream Family".

From the experts:

Marshall is an occupational surname, not having to do with anything military or martial, but stemming from the Norman French for someone caring for horses. It's been used as a first name since the nineteenth century and has been on the Social Security list since it started to publish its data in 1880.

Marshall is the real name of rapper Eminem, and it got some attention during the heyday of communications maven Marshall McLuhan. Peyton Manning named his son Marshall, and Jason Segel played the character of Marshall Eriksen on How I Met Your Mother.

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Famous People Named Marshall

Marshall Scot Allman (born 1984), American actor
Marshall Bruce Mathers III aka Eminem, American rapper
(Archibald) Marshall Bell (born 1942), American actor
Marshall Howard Crenshaw (born 1953), American pop musician
Marshall William Faulk (born 1973), American football player
Marshall Edward Newhouse (born 1988), American football player
(Herbert) Marshall McLuhan, Canadian professor of media theory
Marshall Holman (born 1954), American ten-pin bowler
Marshall Lancaster (born 1974), English actor
Marshall Kirk McKusick (born 1954), American scientist
Marshall Bruce Perron (born 1942), Australian politician
Marshall Nicholas Rosenbluth (1927-2003), American physicist
Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, American track cyclist
Marshall Williams Manning (b. 2011), son of former American football quarterback Peyton Manning
Marshall Patrick Kennedy (b. 2018), son of American politician and mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American guitarist, singer, and songwriter
John Marshall (born 1775) extremely influential American chief justice of the Supreme Court
George Marshall (born 1880) famed American military leader in WWII
Thurgood Marshall United States Supreme Court Justice

Pop Culture References for the name Marshall

Marshall Eriksen, character on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Marshall Lee Abadeer, gender-swapped version of Marceline on "Adventure Time"
Marshall Flinkman, character on TV's Alias
Marshall Mann, character on the TV series " In Plain Sight"
Marshall Islands, country in the central Pacific
Marshall University; university named after John Marshall in Huntington, WV
Marshall's, department store

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