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, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37440 out of 88799, Top 42%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marian for girls. Marian reached its highest rank of #71 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Mariana (#331), Mariam (#568), Ann (#945), Maryann, Maryanne, Marion and Marian. (2014 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.