Mario
Origin/Usage
Italian, Latin, Spanish
Pronunciation
MAH-ryo
Meaning
Rendered to Mars
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Mario is a Spanish and Italian variant of Marius. Marius is derived from the Latin meaning "dedicated to Mars". Mars was the Roman god of war, known to the Greeks as god Ares. It is also the fourth planet in the solar system. Some sources also suggest that Marius comes from the Latin word for "male". It is a popular masculine given name in some European languages, in the United States its usage is rather rare.

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Mario Peebles - actor
Mario Adorf - actor
Mario Bates - football player
Mario Diaz - baseball player
Mario Lanza - singer
Mario Vargas Llosa - author

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