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Right now I’m reading a book with a character called Marion in it. I completely thought it was a boy at first until I saw ‘her’ referring to Marion in one of the sentences. I completely thought it was for males. Maybe it was a subconscious thing.

Anyways, this name is actually quite nice. I prefer it on a male if not it’s fairly unisex.
In the film version of "Holes", Mr. Sir's real name is Marion Sevillo.
In 2018, 67 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Marion who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 963rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
It is from a surname derived from a feminine name, the name of the mother of Jesus, so it has always seemed more feminine to me for that reason.
It's the middle name of Edd or Double D on "Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy" on Cartoon Network. All the other kids thought it was girlish, and this cartoon is based in Canada where Marion in its 'masculine' form is common.

I think with the 'ion' at the end, in "Marion" it's masculine, and with 'ian' in Marian, it's feminine. Think "Mario"+n, and "Maria"+n, as both Mario and Maria come from Mars & Mary respectively as well as either/or.
The name Marion was given to 77 boys born in the US in 2015.
I like it for a guy. I imagine him having the swagger of John Wayne and the tenderness of Ashley from Gone with the Wind. I have to say that I don't agree with the taboo on giving feminine-sounding or unisex names to boys and men.
Marion Meadows is a smooth jazz saxophonist. In this case, it is a male name.
Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" was a General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was a popular namesake after that. My great great great grandfather was named Francis Marion Rakestraw in honor of Francis Marion.

Also, Mel Gibson's character in 'The Patriot' was modeled after Francis Marion.
The name Marion was given to 107 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
A famous male bearer is Marion Hossa, a hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks.
This name sounds too feminine for a male in my opinion. I guess because it starts with MARI like Marianna. Not to mention there is little difference between the sound of Marion and Maryanne. It just doesn't cut it for me.
Marion sounds too girly on a boy, and yet John Wayne could pull it off somehow. I think this name sounds better on a girl.
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.
Marion Lee, a fashion designer from Project Runway: Season 4, bears this name. I rather like it on a guy.
It's my middle name and I pronounce it MARY-UN.
I really like this name for a boy, but I wouldn't name my son Marion because of fear of him being teased.
A famous bearer was John Wayne, whose birth name was Marion Michael Morrison. Guess that Marion wasn't masculine enough for a tough actor, whose characters were mostly cowboys, so surely he changed his name to the more masculine John Wayne for the silver screen.

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