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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Mario
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Mario in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Mario:
Records indicate that 137,266 boys in the United States have been named Mario since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 2,927 people in the U.S. were given the name Mario. Those people are now 36 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Mario
Based on the comments submitted below
3 Positive Comments
"My sons name is mario and I origionally named him after my grammer school cruch whome I never got to date since he was already taken. No one knows this except my 2 best friends." Sep. 18, 2009:
""MY BOYFRIENDS NAME IS MARIO, SO MASCULINE AND ROMANTIC"" Jul. 29, 2009:
"We love this name and suits our son quite well.
We named him after mario lemieux the great hockey player whom overcame great obstacles; degenerative spine condition, an infection from the spine surgery, having overcame the pronosis after his second spine surgery of not being able to ever walk to then going on to win the stanley cup, win the canada cup 1987, lead canada to olympic gold in 2002, world cup in 2004, oh yes and Mario Lemieux overcame cancer and heart surgery.
Pure determination, not a quitter, a charismatic leader and wonderful human being whom has dedicated himself to childerns hospitals, mariolemieux.org
The meaning of Mario we have found out was
~BY THE GRACE OF GOD.~
This was so endearing considering doctors have told me, marios mommy, that I could never have childern.
My son Mario has proved them wrong and is continually thriving in leaps ahead of the curve!" Dec. 30, 2006:
2 Negative Comments
"I don't like it. It is the masculine form of "Maria" but sounds much worse." Apr. 25, 2007:
"IT'S JUST AS COMMON AS MARIA! UGHHH BAD CHOICE! IT'S UGLY!" Dec. 22, 2006:
2 Neutral Comments
"My name is Mario...okay, you will think this is the weirdest thing you may have EVER heard in your ENTIRE life...but...my brother's name is Luigi and our dog's name is Yoshi, and our cat's name is Peach." Dec. 27, 2007:
"My husbands name. I like the roundness of it, but were sick of the video game jokes!~" Feb. 7, 2006:
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