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What does Maren mean?

Maren Pronunciation of Maren [maren] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Maren is "star of the sea". Maren is a variant form of Mary (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Maren has 10 variants: Marian, Mariann, Marianne, Marin, Marion, Maryann, Maryanne, Maureen, Maurene and Maurine.

54 more related forms via Mary: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Marabel, Mare, Maree, Marella, Marelle, Maretta, Marette, Maria, Mariam, Mariana, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilin, Marilyn, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Marybel, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Masha, Maura, Maure, Mavra, May, Mayme, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Moire, Morag, Muire and Muriel.

Creative forms:
(female) Maten, Mayen, ..

(male) Maran, Marer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maren Kaylani (M.K.), ..

How popular is Maren?

Maren is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2448 out of 4276, Top 57%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#71808 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Maren entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #932 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #1113 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maren outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Malia (#313 in recent rankings), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marianne (#1985), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Marilee, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maryann (#1809), Maryanne, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Maura (#1490), Maureen, Maurine, May (#1658), Mayme, Mayra (#1275) and Muriel are the popular variation forms of Maren (#1113 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Marelle, are seldom used. These forms of Maren were favored during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 9.99%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.66%, 93.4% less), with versions like Marilyn becoming less stylish. Mary has generally been preferred by parents, though Mariam has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Mara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maree, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianne, Marie, Mariel, Mariela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Marita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryann, Maryanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Maura, Maureen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maurine, May, Mayme, Mayra, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Maren is alike in pronunciation to Mairin, Mareen, Mariane, Marien, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn, Maryon, Maryonn, Merryn, Miran, Mirian, Moreen, Morene, Morine, Morwyn and Myrene. Other recommended names are Aren, Bren, Camren, Carden, Caren, Carmen, Darien, Eiren, Faren, Iren, Kareen, Karen, Laren, Larren, Loren, Mabel, Macee, Macon, Mae, Malea, Malena, Marceen, Marcey, Marci, Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marg, Marged, Mariet, Marina, Maris, Marjey (see Margaret), Marlen, Marlene, Marlin, Marna, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marni, Marsey, Mart, Marta, Marth, Marty, Marva, Marve, Maryk, Maryl, Maxeen, Maysen, Morena, Sareen, Taren and Valen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maren.

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