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Meaning of Marquis

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The name Marquis has the following meaning:

Refers to a nobleman who ruled a realm.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Marquis is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 484 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Marquis fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 34 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 614 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Marquis in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Marquis is pronounced as mar-kee


Marquis originates from the French language.

See other suggested French boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Marquis and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Marquis: Boys - Debonair, Delmar, Demont, Orrie, Percival, Girls - Debonnaire, Laci, Both genders - Delaney, Vernie



Common nicknames for the name Marquis are: Marc


We think the name Marquis should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Marquis to be: Tall, suave demeanor chap with a great sense of humor

In one word, you might describe Marquis as a(n) "suave" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Marquis (or its variants) are:

Marquis Smith , born on 13 January, a famous footballer. Marquis Smith 's background: A former American football safety and linebacker of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft.

Marquis Deon Grissom, born on 17 April, a famous baseballer. Marquis Deon Grissom's background: A former Major League Baseball player. He excelled in baseball at Lakeshore High School, under the tutelage of baseball coach Mike Juenger.

Marquis de Condorcet, born on 17 September, a famous philosopher. Marquis de Condorcet's background: A French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist who devised the concept of a Condorcet method.
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