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The first name 

Marion is a unisex first name, but it's given significantly more often to girls than boys.

Marion – well-known but still special!

Few children have been named Marion in recent years. Although it is used several times each year, only approximately 6 out of 100,000 children are currently called Marion. Whether you’re a boy or a girl, you will most likely be the only person with the special name Marion at your school. In our SmartGenius ranking, Marion is number *** on the list of most common first names.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Marion -
very popular in the 20th century

Appearing throughout the time in the United States, the name Marion is a staple in the country: Children have been given the name Marion for more than 140 years, according to official U.S. naming statistics. Marion is therefore one of only 910 first names that have been given every year since 1880. Even beyond that, Marion is a very special name that peaked in popularity some time ago in the 20th century. Placed 57 Marion easily made it into the Top 100 of our SmartGenius stats for first names and has never been more popular than back in 1924.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Marion was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

181 newborn babies with the name Marion in 2022

As many as 181 babies were named Marion in the USA in 2022, ranking it #2,411 on the list of the most popular first names for that year. However, it experienced its lowest point of popularity in 2020, when it was only ranked at #2,504 of all first names in our SmartGenius statistics – back then only 162 kids were named Marion.

Marion has 6 letters 
and begins with an M

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter M is a particularly popular initial letter for first names – 7.4% of all common given names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for given names are A and J.

With six letters, the name Marion is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.3% of all first names that begin with an M, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average.

Other names with 
M, a, r, i, o and n

If you take all the letters in the name Marion – M, a, r, i, o and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Marino or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Marion

If your name is Marion and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Marion

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Marion, you can simply say:







This is how the name Marion is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Marion in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Marion

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Marion is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Marion

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Marion sounds like this: