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PronouncedPron.MA-ree-oos Classical Latin
MER-ee-əs English
MAR-ee-əs English
MA-ryuws German

Meaning & History

Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male". Gaius Marius was a famous Roman consul of the 2nd century BC. Since the start of the Christian era, it has occasionally been used as a masculine form of MARIA.
VariantMario German
Other Languages & CulturesMarijo, Mario Croatian Marios Greek Mario Italian Marijus Lithuanian Mariusz Polish Mário, Marinho Portuguese Mars Roman Mythology Màriu Sardinian Mario Spanish
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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute