You’re not the only one who associates Mario with Nintendo’s supersuccessful Mario Bros. video games, but Mario Lopez of "Extra" and the Food Network’s Mario Batali have a more personal connection to the name, which means “manly” in Latin. It’s a popular name in Italy, Spain and Portugal, and in the US, it’s a favorite of the Latino population. Whether your little guy becomes a superhero plumber, a TV host, a chef or something else entirely, he'll have a name that's solid and studly.

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

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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