Meaning and name origin
Marianna \m(a)-rianna, mari(an)-na\ as a girl's name is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marianna is "star of the sea". Marianna is a variant of Marianne (French): a blend of Marie (Latin) "star of the sea" and Anne (Hebrew) "grace". Also a variant of Mary (Latin): saint Jerome associated the Virgin's name with the Latin phrase "stella maris".
Marianna is a very popular first name for females (#1117 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marianna for girls. Marianna reached its highest rank of #671 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marianna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Mariana (#331), Marianna (#868) and Marianne. (2014 statistics).
Marianna is also pronounced similarly to Marina▼, Marinna and Miriana. Other suggested similar baby names are Darianna, Karianna, Marian▼, Marianda, Mariane, Mariann▼, Marieanne, Marinn, Maryann▼, Maryanne▼ and Maurianne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marianna.