What does Marianne mean?
Marianne \m(a)-rianne, mari(an)-ne\ as a girls' name is of French, Latin and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Marianne is "star of the sea; grace". 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Mary.
Marianne is a very popular first name for females (#380 out of 4276, Top 9%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Marianne for girls. Marianne entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #189 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Marianne and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Marianne rated in the Top 1000 are Mary (#120 last year), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Anne (#553), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Maryam (#597), Marianna (#868), Maryann, Myriam, Annemarie and Mariann. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4507%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3138%, down 30.4%), with forms such as Anne, Marie, Annemarie, Mariann and Myriam becoming somewhat outmoded. Maryam (#597), Mariam (#568) and Mariana (#331) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this list, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Mariana. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Marianne▼ is alike in pronunciation to Marian▼, Marieanne, Marine, Marinn, Maryanne▼ and Maurianne. Other suggested similar baby names are Karianne, Marcianne, Marinna and Marjanne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marianne.