Meaning and Origin of Marion - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Marion

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • French : Little; bitter
  • French : Bitter; star of the sea

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Bitter; king-ruler

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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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