English word name

Marvel Origin and Meaning

The name Marvel is a girl's name of English origin.
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 Helstromhigh school sweetheart of singer Bob Dylan; inspiration for the song "Girl from the North Country"
  • Marvel Luciel ReaAmerican silent film actress
  • Camaron Marvel "Cam" OchsAmerican country music singer
  • Marvel Whiteside "Jack" ParsonsAmerican rocket scientist and occultist
  • Marvel Keith "Marv" HarshmanAmerican basketball coach
  • Andrew MarvellEnglish poet
  • Marvel Jane Wentz (b. 2018)daughter of American musician Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper
  • Marvel Crosson was a pioneer aviatorand the first female pilot to earn a commercial license in the Territory of Alaska.

Marvel in Pop Culture

  • Marvelcomic book company
  • Captain Marvel aka Carol DanversMarvel Comics character
  • Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan in Marvel Comics
  • Wendy Marvelcharacter in anime "Fairy Tail"
  • Marvelmale character in the Hunger Games series
  • The surname may have arisen as a medieval nickname (often ironic) for someone regarded as a prodigy; alternativelyit may have meant "person from Merville" (the name of two places in northern France)
  • MarvelAnn,Hayley Mills troublesome cousin in the film The Trouble with Angels