Mario (given name)

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PronunciationUK: /ˈmæri/
US: /ˈmɑːri/
Italian: [ˈmaːrjo]
Language(s)Italian, French, Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Greek, English

Mario is the Italian, French, Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Greek, and English form of the Latin Roman name Marius.

In Croatia, the name Mario was among the most common masculine given names in the decades between 1970 and 1999, and was the most common name in the 1970s.[1]

The Portuguese version of the name is spelled Mário (to highlight the pronunciation of the "a").

Notable people and characters named Mario include:

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Fictional characters[edit]

  • Mario, Nintendo video game character

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  1. ^ "Most frequent male and female given names by year of birth, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.