Marquee name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marquee

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar*quee"
A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.

Etymology: F. marquise, misunderstood as a plural; prob. orig., tent of the marchioness. See Marquis

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
  2. Large and often sumptuous tent

From marquise, from French marquise. Ultimately from same root as march (“border country”), margin (“edge”).

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.
  2. (US) A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.
  3. (US, by generalization) Lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
    Synonyms: chase lights, chaser lights
  4. (Internet) A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.
  5. (computing) In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.
    Synonym: marching ants
    Rectangular Tool

Fun Facts about the name Marquee

  • How Popular is the name Marquee? Marquee is the 24,440th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marquee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 256 babies born with the first name Marquee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marquee to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marquee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marquee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marquee is Thursday, November 12th, 1914.
  • What year had the most people named Marquee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marquee was in 2015 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Marquee: The name spelled backwards is Eeuqram. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Qmreuae. How do you pronounce that?
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