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A famous bearer was John Wayne, whose birth name was Marion Michael Morrison. Guess that Marion wasn't masculine enough for a tough actor, whose characters were mostly cowboys, so surely he changed his name to the more masculine John Wayne for the silver screen.
Charlie1977  12/14/2005
I really like this name for a boy, but I wouldn't name my son Marion because of fear of him being teased.
Druid  12/2/2006
It's my middle name and I pronounce it MARY-UN.
danielle_marion  6/4/2007
Marion Lee, a fashion designer from Project Runway: Season 4, bears this name. I rather like it on a guy.
norah_girl  9/16/2008
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
Marion sounds too girly on a boy, and yet John Wayne could pull it off somehow. I think this name sounds better on a girl.
bananarama  12/23/2010
This name sounds too feminine for a male in my opinion. I guess because it starts with MARI like Marianna. Not to mention there is little difference between the sound of Marion and Maryanne. It just doesn't cut it for me.
GibsonGirl  11/7/2011
A famous male bearer is Marion Hossa, a hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2013
The name Marion was given to 107 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" was a General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was a popular namesake after that. My great great great grandfather was named Francis Marion Rakestraw in honor of Francis Marion.

Also, Mel Gibson's character in 'The Patriot' was modeled after Francis Marion.
telfalathiel  1/1/2014
Marion Meadows is a smooth jazz saxophonist. In this case, it is a male name.
PinkJazzX  11/28/2014
I like it for a guy. I imagine him having the swagger of John Wayne and the tenderness of Ashley from Gone with the Wind. I have to say that I don't agree with the taboo on giving feminine-sounding or unisex names to boys and men.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2015
The name Marion was given to 77 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
It's the middle name of Edd or Double D on "Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy" on Cartoon Network. All the other kids thought it was girlish, and this cartoon is based in Canada where Marion in its 'masculine' form is common.

I think with the 'ion' at the end, in "Marion" it's masculine, and with 'ian' in Marian, it's feminine. Think "Mario"+n, and "Maria"+n, as both Mario and Maria come from Mars & Mary respectively as well as either/or.
TanorFaux  8/1/2017
It is from a surname derived from a feminine name, the name of the mother of Jesus, so it has always seemed more feminine to me for that reason.
XironDarkstar  9/16/2017

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