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Marquis means "marquess, marquis" in French.
-- Miss Claire  12/7/2004
I don't care much for this name. It looks like it should be pronounced "mar-kwis".
-- number1212  12/28/2008
I don't like this name. Since this is a title, it sounds pretentious and may lead to a superiority complex. On the other hand, it sounds trashy and ghetto.
-- bananarama  9/27/2009
This name is actually not the most "ghetto" thing I've ever heard. It actually sounds quite nice--but probably wouldn't look/sound right outside America. For example, if the bearer ever took a trip around Europe, his name might lead to some awkward social encounters--or he could turn it into a great ice breaker!
However, Marquise is a truly awful name. But Marquis... not that bad.
-- erb816  7/27/2010
I actually think this is a nice name. It sounds classy.
-- mrose19  8/14/2011
General Marquis Warren is the name of Samuel L Jacson's character in "The Hateful Eight" although in the movie it's not pronounced the French way, and the s is not silent.
-- Anonymous User  2/29/2016
The name Marquis was given to 220 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Marquis are male.
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Many Americans pronounce this MAHR-kwis.
-- Nifty_Name_Nerd  8/8/2017

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