Marion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

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Marion

  1. A female given name.
    • 1857 Charles Dickens, The Perils of Certain English Prisoners, Chapter 1:
      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.
    • 1998 Jane Adams Fade to Grey: page 132:
      "And the name was Marion. Not Mary or Marie or anything similar? You're absolutely certain about that?" Stacey nodded. "It's not a common name," she said. "I mean I know two Maries and even a Mary though she's older than me. But Marion. I don't think I've ever met a Marion. So I know I've got it right."
  2. A matronymic surname​.
  3. (chiefly US) A male given name, transferred from the surname, or by folk etymology seen as a masculine form of Mary.
    • 2002 Annie Proulx, That Old Ace in the Hole, ISBN 0-00-715151-9, page 81:
      "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.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Marion.

Proper noun[edit]

Marion

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: ca. 1191 females with the given name Marion have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

Esperanto[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marion

  1. accusative singular of Mario

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval diminutive form of Marie.

Proper noun[edit]

Marion f

  1. A female given name.
  2. A matronymic surname​.

References[edit]

  • [2] MeilleursPrénoms, based on INSEE data: 120 084 females named Marion in France in 1900 - 2009, with the frequency peak in 1989. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Marion.

Proper noun[edit]

Marion

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Marion.

Proper noun[edit]

Marion

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1876 females with the given name Marion living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Old French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marion f (nominative singular Marion)

  1. A female given name

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Marion.

Proper noun[edit]

Marion

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån: 1914 females with the given name Marion living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.