Marion Harris was a singer most popular in the 1920's, she was the first widely known white singer to sing jazz and blues. I first heard of Marion Harris when my daddy turned on the gramophone and played "I'm a Jazz Vampire" sang by Marion Harris, I enjoyed her songs.
GranMaryAnneLaverne  9/12/2020
Lovely name!
someone-  7/15/2020
I love this as a girl's name. It's such a wonderful name. I love the combinations Marion Anne and Marion.
SaltyLemon123456  6/27/2020
I only like it for males, probably because of the singer Omarion.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2020
My name is Marion. It has been passed down through for 5 generations. I didn’t like it growing up because it was different. But then I realized how honorable it was to have that name! It is labeled as French and English. My great-great-grandmother was a maid servant in Queen Victoria’s Balmoral castle in Scotland which is pretty cool.
Mecallahan7  6/23/2019
In 2018, 82 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Marion who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 520th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
I once played Maid Marion in a play of Robin Hood and I've loved the name ever since. Marion is such a strong, refined character, perfectly fitting for her name. I also love the combinations Marion Elizabeth, Marion Lucia (lu-CHEE-a), and Marion Isabelle. Beautiful!
― Anonymous User  4/26/2018
Actually Maid Marian's name in Robin Hood was not spelled Marion. The feminine is Marian and the masculine is Marion.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2018
Marion like Maid Marion in Robin Hood! I really like Robin Hood and Maid Marion is my favourite character. Her real name is Marion Fitzwalter, but people called her Maid Marion/Maiden Marion. I like the idea she was the daughter of a Baron (I don't know which).
BeccyLeader1  4/26/2018
I think it is more feminine because it came from a surname derived from a feminine name that is a form of the catholic's holy mother's name.
― Anonymous User  9/16/2017
Marion Cotillard is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace who achieved international fame with the film La Vie en Rose. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, two César Awards, a European Award, and a Lumières Award. Cotillard has appeared in more than 50 feature films and is also known for being the face of Lady Dior handbags since 2008. She became a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2010 and was promoted to Officer in 2016. Was named "The Most Bankable French Actress of the 21st Century" in 2014, and described as "the great silent film actress of our time" by The Daily Telegraph's Robbie Collin, for her ability to show emotions only with her eyes and facial expressions, although she has never appeared in a silent film. She received France's highest honor and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2016.
cutenose  4/24/2017
The name Marion was given to 146 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Marion Hutton (Born: March 10, 1919, Died: January 10, 1987) was an American singer and actress.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
In French it is pronounced 'mar-ee-OHN' (with a nasal N, that I don't know how to type here, hehe).
― Anonymous User  6/7/2014
Instant association: 'Robin et Marion s'en vont au boys joly' (from Desprez's setting of 'Petite camusette')!

I love this name for a girl, maybe because it reminds me of Maid Marion. ♥

I actually cannot picture it on a boy, at least not with the French pronunciation. In English it definitely sounds more masculine.
Philidel  6/7/2014
Marion Jones is an Olympic sprinter who represented the US in the 2000 Olympics.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2013
Alternative spelling: MARYON (Spanish/Mexican).
Geremia  3/24/2013
A famous Marion was Marion Davies (1897-1961), born Marion Douras, a silent film actress. Nowadays she is best known for her long relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, or unfortunately as the inspiration for Susan Alexander in Citizen Kane. However, she was a successful and talented comedienne best known for her role in 1928's Show People, and I find it sad that she's been misunderstood over the years.
sunshinechild67  5/19/2012
Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author. She is best known for "The Mists of Avalon".
― Anonymous User  3/28/2012
Marion sounds courageous and beautiful for a girl, but I just can't get used to it for a guy. It has instant associations to "Maid Marion" who, let's face it, is the epitome of womanhood. There is no masculine sounding nickname for it either- no wonder "The Duke" changed his name.
JW41926  12/9/2011
I always thought it was odd that this name is gender neutral, since it is a form of Mary. But I've warmed up to the idea of it being a masculine name as well.

One of my favorite fan artists was named Marion. She had a terrific web comic I used to follow. She never got to finish it...
Atarah Derek  4/26/2011
This is such a more fashionable option compared to the boring Mary or Miriam. I love it.
Dawson  12/4/2010
Though "Behind the Name" lists Maid Marion as Robin Hood's love, her name was actually *Marian*--the English form, influenced by both Mary and Ann. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  7/22/2010
Marion Ryan (1931-99) was a vivacious, glamorous and popular British singer.
Just Jonquil  1/4/2010
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
I used to not like this name at all, but after seeing La Vie en Rose starring the lovely Marion Cotillard, I started to warm up to it. Now I just adore it.
Genevieve_M  4/3/2009
Princess Marion is a fictional character from fairy-tale "O štěstí a kráse". She was played by Markéta Fišerová.
Emilie007  12/24/2008
Marion Gleiss is the real name of DJ Marusha (born on 18th November 1966 in Nürnberg).
Emilie007  9/5/2008
Maid Marion! I really like this name for a girl, but not the rian spelling.
yohevid  8/2/2008
I really like this name- but I'll always associate this spelling with Shawn Marion, who was recently traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Miami Heat. I much prefer a more feminine spelling, like Marienne, or something like that.
_clippit_  7/27/2008
It's not such a bad name, but somehow it always makes me think of unpleasant women. I've heard of some Marions who haven't been very nice, but the people have escaped from my memory, as they haven't even been memorable people. Maybe someone could reclaim this name for me.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
French actress Marion Cotillard, who garnered numerous accolades (including the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role) for her portrayal of Édith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, inspired my fondness for the name. ♥
Wordsmith  2/28/2008
American actress Marion Lorne (b. 12 August 1888 - d. 9 May 1968) came to prominence in the 1960s playing Aunt Clara, an elderly witch always getting her spells wrong, in the American television sitcom 'Bewitched'.  10/9/2007
In French it's pronounced mah-ryawn.
lillinparadise  8/30/2007
My name's Marion and I used to detest the name, but now, I'm actually warming up to it. It's not very common, but it sounds quite beautiful. I like the sound of it on a boy.
Aziraphale  8/1/2007
Pronounced as "MAR-ee-on".
Karcoolka  7/16/2007
Pronounced MAH-Rhi-On.
bellaboo  11/17/2006
Marion Crane is the unfortunate heroine in "Psycho".
― Anonymous User  12/27/2005
Marion Ravenwood is the name of Karen Allen's character in ("Indiana Jones and the) Raiders of the Lost Ark".
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
John Wayne was born Marion Michael Morrison.
breakofday  12/16/2005

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