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Pronunciation

mɑrioʊ

Origin

Spanish, Italian, Slavic

Meaning

The Italian, Spanish and Portuguese version of the old Roman name Marius, Mario most likely stems from the Latin for “sea”, which is mare, or is perhaps related to the Roman god Mars, god of war and bravery. Well-balanced and rhythmic, this name has a wide appeal, exuding confidence and with a distinctly European flair.

Rank in the year 2015

Mario was ranked #533 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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