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What does Mariana mean?

Mariana Pronunciation of Mariana [mar-i-ana] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Mariana means "star of the sea; grace". Mariana is a version 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).

Associated with: star, sea, grace.


Mariana has 2 variants: Marianna and Maryanna.

44 more different relations 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Marini, Maxiana, ..

(male) Marano, Marias, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mariana Alisa (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mariana?

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. Demographics)

Mariana reached its peak position of #165 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is presently at #296. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mariana outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Malia (#313 in 2015), Mara (#739), Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariann, Marianna (#853), Marianne (#1985), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Mariella (#1433), Marietta, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1201), Marla, Mary (#124), Maryam (#567), Maryan, Maryann (#1809), Maryanna, Maryanne, Maurine and Miriam (#294) are the prominent variation forms of Mariana (#296 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Mariana were favored a century ago (usage of 9.44%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.76%, 92%), with versions such as Marla becoming less in vogue. Mara, Mariam, Marianna and Maryam are four of the more trendy birth names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana, Malia, Mara, Maren, Maria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariam, Marian, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marietta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryam, Maryan, Maryann, Maryanna, Maryanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maurine, Miriam in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary, Maryam outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mariana is pronounced similarly to Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marina, Marinna, Maroona, Meiriona, Merona, Merrona, Mirana, Miriana, Morena, Morwena, Morwina and Morwinna. Other suggested similar names are Adriana, Ariana, Arriana, Carina, Carinna, Carlana, Dahiana, Dariane, Darianna, Darina, Dhariana, Doriana, Fabiana, Farina, Gaiana, Galiana, Kariann, Karinna, Kiriana, Mahina, Malana, Maraya, Marcena, Marciana, Marcina, Marianela, Maricia, Marinda, Marine, Marinn, Marisha, Marissa, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlena, Marlina, Marmara, Marna, Marnina, Marrin, Martina, Maryon, Matana, Matriona, Mavina, Mayana, Meirna, Mirian, Mirna, Morgana, Morna, Murna, Myrna, Oriana, Siriana, Tajiana, Taziana, Teriana and Toriana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariana.

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