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Gender: Female Origin of Marvel: English word name

The name Marvel is a girl's name of English origin. Marvel and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Marvel, now a character name in The Hunger Games series, was a miracle name of yesterday, on the girls' Social Security list until 1941 and reaching a high of 487 at the turn of the last century, when Marva was also in style.

These days it does have something of a comic book feel, what with Marvel Comics, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel, and despite the fact that Marvel is a male character in The Hunger Games, we can see some parents reviving this name for their own little marvel of a baby girl. That's what rocker Pete Wentz, dad of creatively-named sons Bronx Mowgli and Saint Laszlo, did recently when he named his daughter Marvel Jane.

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Famous People Named Marvel

Marvel Echo Star Helstrom, high school sweetheart of singer Bob Dylan; inspiration for the song "Girl from the North Country"
Marvel Luciel Rea, American silent film actress
Camaron Marvel "Cam" Ochs, American country music singer
Marvel Whiteside "Jack" Parsons, American rocket scientist and occultist
Marvel Keith "Marv" Harshman, American basketball coach
Andrew Marvell, English poet
Marvel Jane Wentz (b. 2018), daughter of American musician Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper

Pop Culture References for the name Marvel

Marvel, comic book company
Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers, Marvel Comics character
Miss Marvel aka Kamala Khan in Marvel Comics
Wendy Marvel, character in anime "Fairy Tail"
Marvel, male character in the Hunger Games series
The surname may have arisen as a medieval nickname (often ironic) for someone regarded as a prodigy; alternatively, it may have meant "person from Merville" (the name of two places in northern France)
Marvel-Ann-Hayley Mills troublesome cousin in the film The Trouble with Angels