Name: Marion

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marion

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, maybe bitter
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pet form of Marie
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (MARE ee un)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marion

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Originally a medieval French diminutive form of Marie, introduced to Britain in the Middle Ages.
    It is now used as an independent name in both countries.

    It is sometimes taken as a pet form of Margaret or Margery.

    As an English male name, it is an altered form of the Continental male name Marian, derivated from Latin Marianus, but it is now rarely used on males.

    Famous bearers incluse Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard.

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