[ 2 syll. ma-rio, mar-io ] The baby boy name Mario is pronounced MAARYow (Italian, Spanish) †. Mario is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and German languages.
In addition, Mario is a familiar form (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) of the name Marianus.
Mario is also a derivative (English, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) of the Dutch, English, French, German, Romanian, and Scandinavian Marius.
Mario is also a derivative (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) of the English, Dutch, Russian, and Scandinavian Mark.
Derivatives of Mario include the English Demario, the name Mareo, the name Mareon, the name Mariano, the name Marion, the name Marios, the name Mariun, the name Marius, the name Marrio, and the name Maryon. The origin and meaning of the name Mario is inherited by all variant forms. See also the related forms, the Spanish Damario and the name Jamario.
Mario is popular as a baby boy name. The name jumped in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1980s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1980, 0.158% of baby boys were given the name Mario. It was #103 in rank then. The baby name has declined in popularity since then. In 2012, it ranked at #253 with a usage of 0.071%. Out of the family of boy names directly linked to Mario, Mark was the most popular. It was 52% more commonly used than Mario in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Mario: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"
Details of famous persons named Mario:
Author Mario Puzo, born October 15, 1920 - July 2, 1999, Manhattan, New York.
Singer Mario Vazquez, The Bronx, New York.
TV Personality Mario Lopez, born 10 October 1973, San Diego, California.