Given Name MARIUS

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: MA-ree-oos (Classical Latin), MER-ee-əs (English), MAR-ee-əs (English), MA-ryuws (German), MA-RYUYS (French)   [details]

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.

Categories

literature, theatre
VARIANT: Mario (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Marijo, Mario (Croatian), Marios (Greek), Mario (Italian), Marijus (Lithuanian), Mariusz (Polish), Mário, Marinho (Portuguese), Mars (Roman Mythology), Màriu (Sardinian), Mario (Spanish)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Màrius, Maríus
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