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Meaning and Origin of: Marion

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Little; bitter
  • French : Bitter; star of the sea
  • Hebrew : Bitter; king-ruler

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French and English : from a pet form of Marie 1.
  • Benjamin Marion, a Huguenot and a native of Poitou, France, came to SC in about 1690. His descendants established themselves in St. John’s Parish, Berkeley Co., SC, and in 1773 they acquired Pond Bluff on the Santee River.

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