Marsalis name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Marsalis mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Marsalis

User Submitted Origins

African American

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for adventure, take a new one today

R is for rock star, let it out!

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

S is for success, in all you will do.

Notable Persons Named Marsalis

Notable Persons Named Marsalis

Marsalis Beckford

Marsalis Beckford is an athlete for the Buffalo City FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Marsalis

Notable Persons With the Last Name Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis is a jazz, post-bop, jazz poetry, classical, baroque, avant-garde jazz, big band, dixieland jazz, funk, jazz-funk, jazz fusion, third stream, and dixieland musician, composer, artistic director of jazz at lincoln center orchestra and opera, educator, and jazz at lincoln center. He plays Trumpet, cornet, flumpet, and flugelhorn. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Wynton was given the name Wynton Learson Marsalis on October 18th, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis is a jazz, post-bop, and classical music musician. He plays Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Baritone saxophone, and Alto saxophone. He was most active from 1980 to present. Branford was born on August 26th, 1960.

Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis is a jazz musician and record producer. He plays Trombone. Delfeayo was born on July 28th, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Jr. Ellis Marsalis

Jr. Ellis Marsalis is a jazz musician. They were most prominent from 1949 to present. Jr. was given the name Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr. on November 14th, 1934.

Jason Marsalis

Jason Marsalis is a jazz drummer and vibraphone. He plays Drum kit and Vibraphone. Jason was born Jason Marsalis on March 4th, 1977.

Jim Marsalis

Jim Marsalis is a football player. Jim was born on October 10th, 1945 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marsalis U.S.
  White 46.10% 64.26%
  African American 45.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marsalis

People with the last name Marsalis are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Marsalis

  • How Popular is the name Marsalis? Marsalis is the 24,127th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marsalis was the 37,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marsalis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 262 babies born with the first name Marsalis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marsalis 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 Marsalis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Marsalis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marsalis is Wednesday, April 22nd, 1931.
  • What year had the most people named Marsalis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marsalis was in 1989 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Marsalis Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marsalis is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Marsalis: The name spelled backwards is Silasram. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Isaralsm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marsalis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 603 people with the last name Marsalis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marsalis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Marsalis as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Marsalis name meaning

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