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Marianne meaning and name origin
Marianne \m(a)-rianne, mari(an)-ne\ as a girl's name is of French origin. A blend of Marie (Latin) "star of the sea" and Anne (Hebrew) "grace". Annemarie is another name that blends the names of the Virgin Mary and her mother, thus appealing to Catholic families. Shakespeare gave the name Mariana to a woman noted for her loyalty in "Measure for Measure". To the French, the name symbolizes their spirit for "liberty, equality and fraternity". See also Miriam.
Marianne has 10 variant forms: Mariana, Marianda, Mariane, Mariann, Marianna, Marien, Maryam, Maryan, Maryann and Maryanna.
For more information, see also the related name Mary.
Baby names that sound like Marianne are Marieanne, Maryanne and Maurianne.
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Popularity of Marianne
Marianne is a very popular first name for women (#380 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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