What does Marian mean?
Marian \m(a)-rian\ as a girls' 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 22 more alternative forms via Ann, Marion, Mary: Malia▲, Mara▲, Maren, Maria, Mariann▼, Marianna, Marianne▼, Marice, Marie▼, Mariel▼, Marilin, Marilyn▲, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marla▼, Marya, Maryon, Mayria, Miriam and Murial.
Marian has 1 masculine form: Mariano.
Marian is a very prominent first name for females (#246 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#37440 out of 88799, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Marian for girls. Marian reached its top position of #71 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Marian and associated names. Maria (#115 a year ago), Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Marianna (#868), Ann (#945), Marla, Maryanne, Marita, Maryann, Marianne, Maren, Mariann, Mariel, Marin and Marion are the popular alternative forms of Marian rated in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1950-1959 and is now significantly less popular, with versions like Ann, Marie, Marla, Maryann and Maryanne becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy birth names among these are Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariana (#331) and Malia (#345), with Mariana going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Marian▼ is pronounced similarly to Mairin, Mareen, Marien, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn, Miran and Mirian. Other suggested similar baby names are Darian▼, Mariah▲, Marial, Marina▼, Marinna, Marna, Marnia, Maryam▲, Meriam, Miriana and Myriam▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marian.