US Popularity:1962
Other Origin(s):British, German, Welsh
Meaning:Falcon; Like little hawk; Fortress of the sea; Dweller at the famous land
Marlon is a French baby boy name of German, Welsh, and British origin. This mysterious name commonly derives from the English name Merlin and translates to “falcon” and “like little hawk.” Others associate Marlon with its Welsh roots, meaning “fortress of the sea” and its Germanic links meaning “dweller at the famous land.” It was made famous by silver screen legend Marlon Brando, whose many starring roles in films like A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather saw him embodying that very same dark and alluring persona. To suit baby’s unique appeal, a name like Marlon will suit perfectly.

Famous People Named Marlon

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  • Marlon Brando

Marlon Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Marlon is currently #1784 on The Bump
Boy:Marlon is currently #1264 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Marlon is currently #991 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Marlon is currently #1962 in U.S. births
Boy:Marlon is currently #2002 in U.S. births
Girl:Marlon is currently #22532 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2000
+ 931
from 1997
In comparison to the previous year's data
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