What does Marianna mean?
Marianna [mar-i-an-na] as a name for girls has its root in Latin, and Marianna means "star of the sea; grace". Marianna is a variant form of Marianne (French, Latin, Hebrew). Marianna is also a variation of Mary (Latin).
Marianna has 23 more related forms via Marianne, Mary: Maria▼, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Marianda, Mariane, Mariann, Mariela▼, Mariella, Marien, Marietta▼, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn▼, Marin, Marion▼, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza▼, Marjan, Maryan, Maryann▼ and Maryanne▼.Creative forms:
(female) Marianta, Maxianna, ..
(male) Marianni, Marini, .. Middle name pairings:
Marianna Zaira (M.Z.), ..
How popular is Marianna?
Marianna is a very prominent first name for women (#1117 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Marianna reached its apex position of #649 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #853 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Marianna (#853 the previous year) are Maria (#109 the previous year), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marianne (#1985), Mariela (#1560), Mariella (#1433), Marietta, Marilla, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1201), Mary (#124), Maryan, Maryann (#1809), Maryanna and Maryanne. Usage of these forms of Marianna was more pronounced during 1880-1889 (usage of 8.5%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.6%, ▼93%), with forms like Maria becoming less stylish. Mariam and Marianna are two of the more chic baby names in this list.
Marianna▲ is pronounced similarly to Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marina▼, Marinna, Maroona, Mirana, Miriana, Morwenna, Morwinna and Morwynna. Other suggested similar names are Ariadna, Aryanna▲, Barinda, Briahna, Brianda, Brianna▼, Brieanna, Carilena (see Caroline), Carlenna (see Carlene), Chrisanna, Crisanna, Dariane, Darina, Davianna, Doriana, Fabianna, Fabianne, Fayanna, Gianna, Glorianna, Hadriana, Jacinna (see Jacinda), Julianna▲, Karinne, Karinya, Kerianna, Kerianne, Loreanna, Loriann, Makenna▲, Malana, Malina, Malinda▼, Maranda▼, Mariah, Marialinda, Marialisa, Marieanne, Marinda, Marine, Marisha, Mariza, Marlana, Marlena, Marlynne, Marney, Marsalla, Martina, Maryon, Maryonn, Merona, Merrona, Miranda▼, Mirna, Mirranda, Orianna, Quianna, Raeanna, Sirvanna, Teriann, Toriana, Varina, Vianna and Zarinda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marianna.See names in meaning and etymology.