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Meaning and Name Origin

Marianna \m(a)-rianna, mari(an)-na\ as a name for girls means "star of the sea". Marianna is a variant of Marianne (French): a blend of Marie. Marianna is also a variation of Mary (Latin).


Marianna has 2 variants: Mariana and Maryanna.

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.


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)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Marianna for girls. Marianna was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #671 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #868 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marianna name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Marianna and related names. Popular related forms of Marianna (#868 the previous year) are Maria (#115 the previous year), Mariam (#568), Marian, Mariana (#331), Mariann, Marianne, Mariela, Marietta, Marilyn (#405), Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Mary (#120), Maryann and Maryanne. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 and has become much less since, with forms like Mariela, Marion, Maritza, Maryann and Maryanne becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariam (#568), Mariana (#331) and Marilyn (#405) are three of the more chic baby names in this list, with Mariana having a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Mariela, Marietta, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Mary, Maryann, Maryanne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marianna is pronounced similarly to Marina, Marinna and Miriana. Other suggested similar baby names are Darianna, Karianna, Marieanne, Marinn and Maurianne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marianna.