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What does Mariel mean?

Mariel Pronunciation of Mariel [mariel] as a girls' name is pronounced mar-EEL. It is of Danish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mariel is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary. Actress Mariel Hemingway. See also Meriel.

Associated with: star, sea.


Mariel has 11 variants: Marella, Marelle, Marial, Marieke, Mariela, Mariella, Marielle, Mariet, Marijke, Marilla and Marlele.

64 more relations via Mary, Meriel: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Marabel, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Marietta, Mariette, Marilee, Marilin, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Marybel, Marybell, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Maure, Maureen, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mayme, Maymie, Mayria, Merial, Meridel, Meriel, Merielle, Meriol, Merle, Merrill, Meryl, Miriam, Murial, Muriel and Murielle.

Creative forms:
(female) Maiel, Marbel, ..

(male) Marmel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mariel Rosalyn (M.R.), ..

How popular is Mariel?

Mariel is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2447 out of 4276, Top 57%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mariel entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #772 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #1839 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariel name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Malia (#313 from current records), Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marie (#564), Mariela (#1560), Mariella (#1433), Marielle (#1808), Marietta, Mariette, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1201), Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maryjo, Marylee, Maureen, Maurine, Mayme, Maymie, Merle, Merrill, Meryl, Miriam (#294) and Muriel are the prominent related forms of Mariel (#1839 from current records). Usage of these relations of Mariel reached its peak a century ago (adoption of 9.9%) and has become significantly reduced since (adoption 0.7%, 93% less), with forms like Mame becoming less in vogue. Mara and Mariam are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marie, Mariela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariella, Marielle, Marietta, Mariette, Marilee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryjo, Marylee, Maureen, Maurine, Mayme in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maymie, Merle, Merrill, Meryl, Miriam, Muriel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mariel is pronounced similarly to Marell, Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merill, Merrell, Merril, Merryl, Meryll, Mirell and Mirielle. Other suggested similar names are Aeriel, Auriel, Avriel, Cariel, Carmel, Darcel, Darel, Dariele (see Daria), Darien, Darrel, Gabriel, Jeriel, Karel, Karie, Lauriel, Loriel, Macie, Madel, Marcey, Marcie, Marge, Marged, Margey, Margie, Mari, Mariah, Maricel, Maricela, Marien, Marika, Marike, Mariko, Marina, Marinell, Marinn, Marisela, Marivel, Marjey (see Margaret), Marjie, Markee, Marley, Marlie, Marlies, Marlow, Marne, Marnee, Marnie, Marrilee, Marsee, Marsey, Marte, Martie, Marve, Marvel, Marvell, Marylea, Maybel, Mazie, Merl, Mirilla, Morela, Muriella, Murle and Oriel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariel.

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