Meaning and name origin
Mariana \m(a)-ria-na\ as a girl's name is of French and Latin origin. Mariana is a variant of Marian (French): blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and Ann (Hebrew) "grace"; variant of Mary; anglicized form of Marion. Also a variant of Marianne (French): Annemarie is another name that blends the names of the Virgin Mary and her mother, thus appealing to Catholic families.
Mariana is a very popular first name for females (#931 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mariana for girls. Mariana reached its highest rank of #165 in the U.S. in 2005. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mariana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Mariana (#331), Marianna (#868), Marian and Marianne. (2014 statistics).
Mariana▲ is also pronounced similarly to Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marina▼, Marinna, Maroona, Mirana and Miriana. Other suggested similar baby names are Cariana, Kariana, Marciana, Mariam▲, Marianda, Mariane, Mariann▼, Marien, Marin, Marine, Marinn, Marion▼, Marlana, Marna, Maryan, Maryann▼ and Mirian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariana.