What does Mariana mean?
Mariana \m(a)-ria-na\ as a girls' name is a derivative of Marian (French): blend of Mary. Mariana is also a variant of Marianne (French): Annemarie is another name that blends the names of the Virgin Mary and her mother.
Mariana▲ has 44 more different forms via Marian, Marianne, Mary: Malia▲, Mara▲, Marella, Maren, Maretta, Maria, Mariam▲, Marianda, Mariane, Mariann▼, Marice, Maridel, Marie▼, Mariel▼, Mariela▼, Mariella, Marien, Marietta▼, Marilee▼, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn▲, Marin, Marion▼, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza▼, Marja, Marjan, Marla▼, Marya, Maryam▲, Maryan, Maryann▼, Maryanne▼, Marysa, Marysia, Maurine▼, Maurita, Maurizia, Mayria, Miriam and Murial.
Mariana is a very prominent first name for women (#931 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Mariana for girls. Mariana was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #165 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is presently at #331. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Mariana and corresponding names. Malia (#345 in 2014), Mara (#695), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariam (#568), Marian, Mariann, Marianna (#868), Marianne, Marie (#579), Mariel, Mariela, Marietta, Marilee, Marilyn (#405), Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary (#120), Maryam (#597), Maryann, Maryanne, Maurine and Miriam (#305) are the prominent variation forms of Mariana (#331 in 2014). These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Marie, Mariela, Maritza, Marla and Maurine falling out of style. The most trendy girl names in this list are Mara (#695), Mariam (#568), Mariana (#331), Marilyn (#405) and Maryam (#597), with Mariana enjoying a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Mariana▲ is pronounced similarly to Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marina▼, Marinna, Maroona, Mirana and Miriana. Other suggested similar baby names are Cariana, Kariana, Marciana, Marine, Marinn, Marlana, Marna and Mirian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariana.