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pinWhat does Marian mean?

Marian /mar-i-an/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced mar-ee-AHN. It is of French, Latin and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Marian is "star of the sea; grace".

Blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and Ann (Hebrew) "He (God) has favored me"; 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 variants: Mariam, Mariana, Mariane, Marion, Maryann and Maryanne.

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.

Kreatif forms: Malrian, Mearian, Myrrian. [more]

pinHow popular is Marian?

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 (#25825 out of 150436, Top 17%). (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. in the 1920s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.475%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2602%, 45.2% less), with versions like Ann, Marie, Mariann, Marion and Marian becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy birth names among these are Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariana (#331) and Malia (#345), and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Mariana. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marian, Ann, Malia, Mara, Maren in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marianne, Marie, Mariel, Marilyn, Marin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marion, Marita, Marla, Mary, Maryann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maryanne, Miriam in U.S.

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

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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.