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Marian 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.
Baby names that sound like Marian are Marin, Maryan, Marien, Mariann, Marinn and Mirian.
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Popularity of Marian
Marian is a very popular first name for women (#246 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37440 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Marian for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Marian with its variant forms and related girl baby names.