List of Mario names in other languages

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The following is a list of names and monikers Mario has been known by in other languages.

Mario[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ
Mario
救助マン (Donkey Kong)
Kyūjo Man
Mario

Rescue Man
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧
Mǎlìōu
Mario. The Simplified Chinese name is chosen by Shigeru Miyamoto and used by iQue, Nintendo's former subsidiary in mainland China[1] (even after the Simplified Chinese names for many characters have been changed to the same as the Traditional Chinese variants since Mario Tennis Aces), despite the popular unofficial name 马里奥 Mǎlǐào.[2]
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐
Mǎlìōu
Mario. This Traditional Chinese name is used by Nintendo in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Its Simplified form, 玛利欧, was used by Mani (万信), Nintendo's former sale agency in mainland China before iQue.[3]
Dutch Mario -
French Mario -
German Mario -
Greek Μάριο
Mario
-
Hebrew מריו
Mario
-
Italian Mario -
Korean 마리오
Mario
Mario
Polish Mario -
Portuguese Mario -
Russian Марио
Mario
Mario
Spanish Mario -
Ukrainian Марiо -

Jumpman[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジャンプマン (Donkey Kong)
Janpuman
Jumpman
Dutch Jump Man -
French Jumpman -
German Jumpman -
Italian Jumpman -
Russian Джампмен
Dzhampmen
Jumpman
Spanish Jumpman -

The Great Gonzales[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グレート・ゴンザレス
Gurēto Gonzaresu
Great Gonzales

The Merciless Executioner[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese じごくからきた しょけいにん
Jigoku kara Kita Shokei-nin
The Executioner from Hell

Mario (Musician)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (musicien) Mario (musician)
German Mario (Musiker) Mario (musician)
Italian Mario (musicista) Mario (musician)
Portuguese Mario (músico) Mario (musician)
Spanish (NOA) Mario (músico) Mario (musician)
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Músico) Mario (Musician)

Mario (Hakama)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (hakama) -
German Mario (Hakama) -
Italian Mario (hakama) -
Portuguese Mario (hakama) -
Spanish (NOA) Mario (hakama) -
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Hakama) -

Mario (Santa)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (père Noël) Mario (Santa Claus)
German Mario (Weihnachten) Mario (Christmas)
Italian Mario (natalizio) Mario (Christmas)
Portuguese Mario (Noel) Mario (Christmas)
Spanish Mario (Papá Noel) Mario (Santa Claus)

Mario (Happi)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (happi) -
German Mario (Happi) -
Italian Mario (happi) -
Portuguese Mario (happi) -
Spanish (NOA) Mario (happi) -
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Happi) -

Mario (Classic)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (classique) Mario (classic)
German Mario (klassisch) Mario (classic)
Italian Mario (classico) Mario (classic)
Portuguese Mario (clássico) Mario (classic)
Spanish (NOA) Mario (clásico) Mario (classic)
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Clásico) Mario (Classic)

Mario (Chef)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (chef) Mario (chef)
German Mario (Koch) Mario (cook)
Italian Mario (chef) -
Portuguese Mario (mestre-cuca) Mario (master-chef)
Spanish (NOA) Mario (chef) -
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Chef) -

Mario (Swimwear)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (maillot de bain) Mario (swimsuit)
German Mario (Schwimmer) Mario (swimmer)
Italian Mario (costume da bagno) Mario (swimsuit)
Portuguese Mario (traje de banho) Mario (swimsuit)
Spanish (NOA) Mario (traje de baño) Mario (swimsuit)
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Traje de baño) Mario (Swimsuit)

Mario (SNES)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (SNES) -
German Mario (SNES) -
Italian Mario (SNES) -
Portuguese Mario (SNES) -
Spanish (NOA) Mario (SNES) -
Spanish (NOE) Mario (SNES) -

Mario (Sunshine)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (Sunshine) -
German Mario (Sunshine) -
Italian Mario (Sunshine) -
Portuguese Mario (Sunshine) -
Spanish Mario (Sunshine) -

Mario (Halloween)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (Halloween) -
German Mario (Halloween) -
Italian Mario (Halloween) -
Portuguese Mario (Dia das Bruxas) Mario (Halloween), lit. Mario (Day of the Witches)
Spanish (NOA) Mario (Halloween) -
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Halloween) -

Mario (Racing)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (pilote de course) Mario (racing driver)
German Mario (Rennfahrer) Mario (racer)
Italian Mario (tuta da pilota) Mario (racer suit)
Portuguese Mario (piloto) Mario (racer)
Spanish Mario (casco de carreras) Mario (racing helmet)

Mario (Tuxedo)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (smoking) Mario (tuxedo)
German Mario (Frack) Mario (tailcoat)
Italian Mario (smoking) Mario (tuxedo)
Portuguese Mario (casaca) Mario (tailcoat)
Spanish (NOA) Mario (frac) Mario (tailcoat)
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Frac) Mario (Tailcoat)

Mario (Baseball)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mario (baseball) -
German Mario (Baseball) -
Italian Mario (baseball) -
Portuguese Mario (beisebol) Mario (baseball)
Spanish (NOA) Mario (beisbol) Mario (baseball)
Spanish (NOE) Mario (Béisbol) Mario (Baseball)

References[edit]

  1. ^ From an interview of iQue staff: "A:先提醒一下,宫本茂先生认为这位大胡子水管工的中文名称是马力欧,请大家尊重原创者的意见哈~" (A: First, Mr. Miyamoto thinks that the mustache'd plumber should be named "Mǎlìōu" in Chinese; please respect the original creator :) Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "不过由于「马里奥」在中国大陆由来已久,目前,中国大陆方面的通用译名为「马里奥」。" (But because the name Mali'ao has existed in mainland China for a long time, it is in wide use there now.) ~ Mandarin Wikipedia contributors. "马里奥 (角色)". Mandarin Wikipedia. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  3. ^ aquariuslegend (January 23, 2017). 万信国行初代GB 任天堂 GAME BOY 开箱. Chiphell. Retrieved February 5, 2017.