Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MA-ryo(Italian, Spanish, German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Italian and Spanish form of Marius. Famous bearers include American racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-). It is also borne by a Nintendo video game character, a mustached Italian plumber, who debuted as the playable hero of Donkey Kong in 1981. Spelled マリオ (Mario) in Japanese Katakana, he was reportedly named after Mario Segale (1934-2018), an American businessman who rented a warehouse to Nintendo.

Related Names

VariantsMarius(German) Marijo(Croatian)
Other Languages & CulturesMarius(Ancient Roman) Marius(Danish) Marius(Dutch) Marius(French) Marios(Greek) Marijus, Marius(Lithuanian) Marius(Norwegian) Mariusz(Polish) Mário, Marinho(Portuguese) Marius(Romanian) Màriu(Sardinian)
Same SpellingMário
User SubmissionsMárió, Mârio, Mario, Mariô


People think this name is

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Name Days

Croatia: January 19
Estonia: December 19
Hungary: January 19 (as Márió)
Italy: January 19
Spain: January 19


Entry updated June 9, 2023