What does Mariana mean?
Mariana \m(a)-ria-na\ as a girls' name is of French, Latin and Hebrew derivation, and the name Mariana means "star of the sea; grace". Mariana is a derivative of Marian (French, Latin, Hebrew). Mariana is also a variant of Marianne (French, Latin, Hebrew). Mariana is also used as a form of Mary (Latin).
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%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#70473 out of 150436, Top 47%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3936%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2249%, down 42.9%), 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.