US Popularity:803
Other Origin(s):Greek, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Meaning:Manly; Mars
Mario is a boy’s name of Italian origin, meaning “manly.” If you want baby to embrace their masculine energy, Mario will help them do just that. The name Mario is best-known for the loveable Italian plumber from Nintendo’s Mario Bros., but actually comes steeped in origin. This timeless classic is the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Greek form of the Roman Latin name Marius, which in some contexts referred to the Roman god of war, Mars. Mario is also super trendy in Croatia, particularly popular during the 1970s. A solid and studly title that will embrace baby’s inner warrior, Mario is a worldly choice.

Famous People Named Mario

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Mario Andretti
    Racecar Driver
  • Mario Chalmers
    Basketball Player
  • Mario Lemieux
    Hockey Player
  • Mario Lopez
  • Mario Maurer
  • Mario Puzo

Mario Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mario is currently #1017 on The Bump
Boy:Mario is currently #555 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mario is currently #803 in U.S. births
Boy:Mario is currently #404 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 38
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.

Search Baby Boy Names

Search by:

  • Name or Meaning
  • Filter
  • Letter