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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MA-ree-oos(Latin)
MEHR-ee-əs(English)
MAR-ee-əs(English)
MA-ryuws(German)
MA-RYUYS(French)

Meaning & History

Roman family name that 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.