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.
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 an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marianne for girls. Marianne reached its highest rank of #189 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marianne and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Anne (#553), Marie (#579), Maryam (#597), Marianna (#868), Maryann, Marianne, Annemarie and Mariann. (2014 statistics).
Marianne▼ is also pronounced similarly 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.