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I once played Maid Marion in a play of Robin Hood and I've loved the name ever since. Marion is such a strong, refined character, perfectly fitting for her name. I also love the combinations Marion Elizabeth, Marion Lucia (lu-CHEE-a), and Marion Isabelle. Beautiful!
BeccyLeader2  4/26/2018
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Marion like Maid Marion in Robin Hood! I really like Robin Hood and Maid Marion is my favourite character. Her real name is Marion Fitzwalter, but people called her Maid Marion/Maiden Marion. I like the idea she was the daughter of a Baron (I don't know which).
BeccyLeader1  4/26/2018
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I think it is more feminine because it came from a surname derived from a feminine name that is a form of the catholic's holy mother's name.
XironDarkstar  9/16/2017
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Marion Cotillard is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace who achieved international fame with the film La Vie en Rose. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, two César Awards, a European Award, and a Lumières Award. Cotillard has appeared in more than 50 feature films and is also known for being the face of Lady Dior handbags since 2008. She became a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2010 and was promoted to Officer in 2016. Was named "The Most Bankable French Actress of the 21st Century" in 2014, and described as "the great silent film actress of our time" by The Daily Telegraph's Robbie Collin, for her ability to show emotions only with her eyes and facial expressions, although she has never appeared in a silent film. She received France's highest honor and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2016.
cutenose  4/24/2017
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The name Marion was given to 146 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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Marion Hutton (Born: March 10, 1919, Died: January 10, 1987) was an American singer and actress.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
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In French it is pronounced 'mar-ee-OHN' (with a nasal N, that I don't know how to type here, hehe).
― Anonymous User  6/7/2014
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Instant association: 'Robin et Marion s'en vont au boys joly' (from Desprez's setting of 'Petite camusette')!

I love this name for a girl, maybe because it reminds me of Maid Marion. ♥

I actually cannot picture it on a boy, at least not with the French pronunciation. In English it definitely sounds more masculine.
Philidel  6/7/2014
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Marion Jones is an Olympic sprinter who represented the US in the 2000 Olympics.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2013
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Alternative spelling: MARYON (Spanish/Mexican).
Geremia  3/24/2013
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A famous Marion was Marion Davies (1897-1961), born Marion Douras, a silent film actress. Nowadays she is best known for her long relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, or unfortunately as the inspiration for Susan Alexander in Citizen Kane. However, she was a successful and talented comedienne best known for her role in 1928's Show People, and I find it sad that she's been misunderstood over the years.
sunshinechild67  5/19/2012
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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author. She is best known for "The Mists of Avalon".
― Anonymous User  3/28/2012
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Marion sounds courageous and beautiful for a girl, but I just can't get used to it for a guy. It has instant associations to "Maid Marion" who, let's face it, is the epitome of womanhood. There is no masculine sounding nickname for it either- no wonder "The Duke" changed his name.
JW41926  12/9/2011
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I always thought it was odd that this name is gender neutral, since it is a form of Mary. But I've warmed up to the idea of it being a masculine name as well.

One of my favorite fan artists was named Marion. She had a terrific web comic I used to follow. She never got to finish it...
Atarah Derek  4/26/2011
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This is such a more fashionable option compared to the boring Mary or Miriam. I love it.
Dawson  12/4/2010
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Though "Behind the Name" lists Maid Marion as Robin Hood's love, her name was actually *Marian*--the English form, influenced by both Mary and Ann. [noted -ed]
erb816  7/22/2010
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Marion Ryan (1931-99) was a vivacious, glamorous and popular British singer.
Just Jonquil  1/4/2010
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The tragic heroine in Hubert Selby jr.'s novel and Darren Aronofsky's film Requiem for a Dream. In the book her name is Marion Kleinmietz, but in the movie she is Marion Silver.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2009
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I used to not like this name at all, but after seeing La Vie en Rose starring the lovely Marion Cotillard, I started to warm up to it. Now I just adore it.
Genevieve_M  4/3/2009
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Princess Marion is a fictional character from fairy-tale "O štěstí a kráse". She was played by Markéta Fišerová.
Emilie007  12/24/2008
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Marion Gleiss is the real name of DJ Marusha (born on 18th November 1966 in Nürnberg).
Emilie007  9/5/2008
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Maid Marion! I really like this name for a girl, but not the rian spelling.
yohevid  8/2/2008
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I really like this name- but I'll always associate this spelling with Shawn Marion, who was recently traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Miami Heat. I much prefer a more feminine spelling, like Marienne, or something like that.
_clippit_  7/27/2008
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It's not such a bad name, but somehow it always makes me think of unpleasant women. I've heard of some Marions who haven't been very nice, but the people have escaped from my memory, as they haven't even been memorable people. Maybe someone could reclaim this name for me.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
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French actress Marion Cotillard, who garnered numerous accolades (including the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role) for her portrayal of Édith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, inspired my fondness for the name. ♥
Wordsmith  2/28/2008
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American actress Marion Lorne (b. 12 August 1888 - d. 9 May 1968) came to prominence in the 1960s playing Aunt Clara, an elderly witch always getting her spells wrong, in the American television sitcom 'Bewitched'.
freeserve.co.uk  10/9/2007
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In French it's pronounced mah-ryawn.
lillinparadise  8/30/2007
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My name's Marion and I used to detest the name, but now, I'm actually warming up to it. It's not very common, but it sounds quite beautiful. I like the sound of it on a boy.
Aziraphale  8/1/2007
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Pronounced as "MAR-ee-on".
Karcoolka  7/16/2007
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Pronounced MAH-Rhi-On.
bellaboo  11/17/2006
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Marion Crane is the unfortunate heroine in "Psycho".
― Anonymous User  12/27/2005
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Marion Ravenwood is the name of Karen Allen's character in ("Indiana Jones and the) Raiders of the Lost Ark".
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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John Wayne was born Marion Michael Morrison.
breakofday  12/16/2005

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