What does Mariel mean?
Mariel \m(a)-riel\ 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.
Mariel▼ has 23 more related variations via Mary, Meriel: Mamie▼, Marabel, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian▼, Marice, Maridel, Marie▼, Marilee▼, Marin, Marion▼, Marita, Marje, Marybel, Merial, Meridel, Meriel, Meriol, Murial and Muriel▼.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Mariel for girls. Mariel entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #772 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Mamie, Maren, Maria (#115 the previous year), Mariam (#568), Marian, Marie (#579), Mariela, Marilee, Marin, Marion, Marita, Mary (#120) and Muriel are the prominent related forms of Mariel. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.466%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.187%, down 59.9%), with forms like Marie, Mariela, Marilee, Marion and Muriel falling out of style. Mariam (#568) is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Mariel and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Mariel▼ is pronounced similarly to Marell, Maryl, Merel and Merill. Other suggested similar baby names are Cariel, Maribel▼, Maricel, Marien, Marilu, Marivel, Marlea, Marlee, Marley, Marlie and Marvel▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariel.