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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.
There is 1 masculine form of Marian: Mariano.
Marian is a very popular first name for females (#246 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37440 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marian for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marian and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ann, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Marion, Mary, Maryann and Maryanne. (2015 statistics).
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.
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