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ˈmær i ən, ˈmɛər-mar·i·on

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  1. Marionnoun

    A female given name from Hebrew.

    The name of the captain of the sloop was Captain Maryon, and therefore it was no news to hear from Mrs. Belltott, that his sister, the beautiful young unmarried English lady, was Miss Maryon. The novelty was, that her Christian name was Marion too. Marion Maryon. Many a time I have run off those two names in my thoughts, like a bit of verse. O many, and many, and many, a time.

  2. Marionnoun

    A matronymic surname.

  3. Marionnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, or by folk etymology seen as a masculine form of Mary.

    "I spose you want to be a cattleboy," drawled the multicolored beard whose name was Carrol Day, a curiously feminine name, thought Martin, not yet acquaintanced with the bearded Marions, Fannys and Abbys of Texas who, saddled by their unthinking mothers with dainty names, built savagely masculine frames of character.

  4. Marionnoun

    A suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.

  5. Marionnoun

    An ancient city on the island of Cyprus.

  6. Marionnoun

    A city, the county seat of Perry County, Alabama, United States.

  7. Marionnoun

    A city, the county seat of Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States.

  8. Marionnoun

    A neighborhood in the town of Southington, Connecticut, United States.

  9. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community in Twiggs County, Georgia, United States.

  10. Marionnoun

    A city, the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States.

  11. Marionnoun

    A city, the county seat of Grant County, Indiana, United States.

  12. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community in Marion Township, Shelby County, Indiana, United States.

  13. Marionnoun

    A city in Linn County, Iowa, United States.

  14. Marionnoun

    A small city, the county seat of Marion County, Kansas, United States.

  15. Marionnoun

    A home rule city, the county seat of Crittenden County, Kentucky, United States.

  16. Marionnoun

    A town in Union Parish, Louisiana, United States.

  17. Marionnoun

    A town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.

  18. Marionnoun

    A village in Osceola County, Michigan, United States.

  19. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States.

  20. Marionnoun

    A town in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States.

  21. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community in Cole County, Missouri, United States.

  22. Marionnoun

    A census-designated place and unincorporated community in Flathead County, Montana, United States.

  23. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community in Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States.

  24. Marionnoun

    An area in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.

  25. Marionnoun

    A town, a hamlet and census-designated place in Wayne County, New York, United States.

  26. Marionnoun

    A city, the county seat of McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. Named after Francis Marion.

  27. Marionnoun

    A small city in LaMoure County, North Dakota, United States.

  28. Marionnoun

    A city, the county seat of Marion County, Ohio, United States.

  29. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Marion County, Oregon, United States.

  30. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

  31. Marionnoun

    A city, the county seat of Marion County, South Carolina, United States.

  32. Marionnoun

    A small city in Turner County, South Dakota, United States.

  33. Marionnoun

    A small city in Guadalupe County, Texas, United States.

  34. Marionnoun

    A census-designated place in Summit County, Utah, United States.

  35. Marionnoun

    A town, the county seat of Smyth County, Virginia, United States.

  36. Marionnoun

    An unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States.

  37. Marionnoun

    A town in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.

  38. Marionnoun

    A town in Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States.

  39. Marionnoun

    A town in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States.

  40. Marionnoun

    A city in Shawano County and Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States.

  41. Etymology: From Old French Marion, a diminutive of Marie, used in England since the Middle Ages.


  1. Marion

    Marion is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,948 as of the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Grant County. It is named for Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War. The city is the home of Indiana Wesleyan University, the largest evangelical Christian university in the Midwest and largest private university in Indiana. Since 2003, former Olympic skater Wayne Seybold has been Marion's mayor. Marion is also noted for being the birthplace of legendary actor James Dean and famed cartoonist Jim Davis, though both were raised in nearby Fairmount. It was also the location of the wedding of actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett in 1993. The city is also the site of an infamous lynching of two African Americans.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marion is ranked #2446 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Marion surname appeared 14,777 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Marion.

    70.4% or 10,413 total occurrences were White.
    23.1% or 3,424 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 375 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 332 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 143 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 90 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for Marion »

  1. A minor

  2. A-minor

  3. inamor

  4. mainor

  5. manoir

  6. Morian

  7. roamin'

  8. Romani

  9. romain

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Marion in a Sentence

  1. Sheriff Billy Woods:

    For years, law enforcement has been battling the opioid epidemic here in Marion County, throughout the United States, and at our country’s borders, the senseless death of this innocent child is the ultimate tragedy, and it should serve as a reminder of why we must continue our fight to keep opiates out of our communities.

  2. Marion Gerald Hood:

    And when they gave him the honorary degree, I said to Marion Gerald Hood,' Gosh, he can come over here at my school and get an honorary degree, and I can't even put my foot on his campus,' and I didn't think that was quite right.

  3. Eric Wandersleben:

    In terms of recovery services offered within Ohio prisons, the only programs that have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic as of today are the ones at Marion Correctional Institution.

  4. Omar Sy:

    Being French, I really admire Marion Cotillard's work and her journey. She's French and she speaks excellent English, for example, I want to speak perfect English and when I see her speaking, it inspires me and encourages me.

  5. Wesley Wilcox:

    Marion County kind of makes supervisors, in my mind, almost look like bad guys in this process.

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