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What does Mariela mean?

Mariela Pronunciation of Mariela [mariela] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and Mariela means "star of the sea". Mariela is an alternate form of Mariel (Danish, Latin): form of Mary.

Associated with: star, sea.


Mariela has 6 variants: Marella, Mariella, Marilee, Marylee, Marylou and Marylu.

52 more different relations via Mariel, Mary: Malia, Mamie, Mara, Marabel, Mare, Maree, Marelle, Maren, Maretta, Maria, Marial, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Marieke, Marielle, Mariet, Marietta, Mariette, Marijke, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marje, Marla, Marlele, Marlo, Marya, Marybel, Marybell, Marysa, Marysia, Maurita, Maurizia, Mayria, Meridel, Meriel, Murial, Muriel and Murielle.

Creative forms:
(female) Marela, Moriela, ..

(male) Mariley, Marima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mariela Nyla (M.N.), ..

How popular is Mariela?

Mariela is a very popular first name for women (#1990 out of 4276, Top 47%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mariela was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #472 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is presently at #1560. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Mariela (#1560 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Malia (#313 from current records), Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marianna (#853), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariella (#1433), Marielle (#1808), Marietta, Mariette, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1201), Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Marylee, Marylou and Muriel. Other variants, like Marybell, are seldom used. These relations of Mariela were at the top of their popularity in the 1890s (median #1457) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1407, 93.1%), with versions like Mary becoming less trendy. Mara, Mariam and Marianna are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianna, Marie, Mariel, Mariella in U.S.

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

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylou, Muriel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mariela is pronounced similarly to Marilou, Marilu, Marylea, Merola, Mireilla, Mirella, Mirilla, Morela, Morella, Muriella, Myrella, Myrilla and Myrrilla. Other recommended names are Aeriela, Cariel, Carmela, Carmiela (see Carmel), Daniela, Dariele (see Daria), Gabriela, Harrela (see Harela), Karmela, Macaela, Manuela, Marcela, Marcele, Marcella, Marcena, Mareesa, Marell, Marena, Marianela, Maribel, Maribella, Maricela, Maricella, Maricia, Marien, Marika, Marilda, Marina, Marinda, Marinell, Marinella, Marinna, Marisella, Marisha, Marissa, Maristela, Markeda, Marleah, Marlee, Marlena, Marley, Marlie, Marnell, Marrelda (see Marelda), Marsala, Marsella, Martella, Marvela, Marvell, Marvella, Maryl, Maryzela, Merel, Merial, Merielle, Merill, Meriol, Merla, Merrell, Myrla, Raziela and Uriela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariela.

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