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Marlon Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Marlon is of French origin.

The meaning of Marlon is "little hawk".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "little warrior".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 747 in baby name popularity for boys with 314 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Marlon Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Marlon has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Marlon to other names.


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Related Names

Marlon is a diminutive (nickname) of Marcelon.

Variants of the name Marlon include Marlin.

Other Tidbits

Marlon falls into the bird name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Marlon Brando.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Marlon in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Marlon.

Just for fun, see the name Marlon in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Marlon in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.