Marshall - boys name

Marshall name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Marshall name meaning:

The name Marshall is derived from the Old French word "mareschal" which means "horse servant" or "steward of horses." It was originally a title given to someone who took care of horses or worked in a stable. Over time, it evolved into a surname and eventually became a given name.

The name Marshall is often associated with qualities such as leadership, strength, and responsibility. It carries connotations of being organized, disciplined, and reliable, which are all attributes that were valued in the role of a marshal or horse steward. People named Marshall are often seen as assertive and confident individuals who have a natural ability to take charge and handle difficult situations.

The name Marshall has a strong and masculine sound, making it a popular choice for baby boys. It is a name that has historical significance and a sense of tradition, but is still contemporary and widely used today. Overall, the name Marshall conveys a sense of authority and competence, making it a fitting choice for parents who want their son to have a name that reflects strength and leadership.

Origin: French

Keeper of the horses.



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Overall UK ranking: 471 out of 4789

86 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (401)

Historical popularity of Marshall

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