Marion Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marion:
A French diminutive form of Marie, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām, a name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Mimi, Minnie, Mari, Mara, Mona, Mar
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- Marion Cotillard, Academy Award–winning French actress who has appeared in "Big Fish," "A Very Long Engagement," "Public Enemies," Inception" and "La Vie en Rose"
- Marion Davies, silent film star and longtime lover of millionaire publisher William Randolph Hearst
- Marion Jones, disgraced American track and field athlete
- Marion Ross, American actress ("Happy Days," "Gilmore Girls")
- Marion Zimmer Bradley, fantasy author ("Mists of Avalon")
- Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick, daughter of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, twin to Tabitha Hodge Broderick
- Marion Ravn, a gothic Norwegian singer
- Marion Braidfute, "Braveheart" William Wallace's lover or wife (13th century, Scottish)
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- Marion Ravenwood, Indiana Jones' former girlfriend in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
- Robin Hood's love interest is occasionally spelled "Maid Marion," although "Maid Marian" is far more common.
-Marion (Mimi) is the name of one of the main characters in 'The Key to Rondo', a novel by Emily Rodda.