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Meaning and name origin

Marian \m(a)-rian\ as a girl's name is pronounced mar-ee-AHN. It is of French origin. Blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and Ann (Hebrew) "grace"; variant of Mary; anglicized form of Marion. Common in the Middle Ages, and revived in the early Victorian era. Singer Marian Anderson; Robin Hood's love Maid Marian; track celebrity Marion Jones.


Marian has 6 variant forms: Mariam, Mariana, Mariane, Marion, Maryann and Maryanne.

There is 1 masculine form of Marian: Mariano.


Marian is a very popular first name for females (#246 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37440 out of 88799, Top 42%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marian for girls. Marian reached its highest rank of #71 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marian name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Mariana (#331), Mariam (#568), Ann (#945), Maryann, Maryanne, Marion and Marian. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ann, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Marion, Mary, Maryann, Maryanne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marian is also pronounced similarly to Mairin, Mareen, Maren, Mariann, Marianne, Marien, Marin, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn, Maryon, Miran and Mirian. Other suggested similar baby names are Darian, Maria, Mariah, Marial, Marianna, Marina, Marinna, Marjan, Marna, Marnia, Maryam, Meriam, Miriam, Miriana and Myriam. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marian.