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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : variant, under French influence, of a personal name based on Arabic marwan ‘granite’. It was the name of two Abbasid khalifs, Marwan I ben al-Hakam (ruled 684–5) and Marwan II al-Himar (ruled 744–750).
  • Arabic (Mārūn) : identifying name for a Maronite Christian.

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