What does Marian mean?
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 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]
How 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)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Marian and associated names. Maria (#115 2 years 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 relations of Marian reached the apex of their popularity during 1950-1959 (average #525) and are somewhat less popular today (#739, 45.2% less). Mary has been the recurring favorite, though Maria is now higher in the list, while forms such as Ann, Marie, Mariann, Marion and Marian have become less contemporary. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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.