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What does Mariella mean?

Mariella Pronunciation of Mariella [mariel-la] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Mariella means "star of the sea". Mariella is a version of Mariel (Danish, Latin): version of Mary.

Associated with: star, sea.


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

28 more related forms via Mariel, Mary: Marabelle, Marelle, Maretta, Maria, Marial, Mariana, Marianna, Maridel, Marie, Marieke, Marielle, Mariet, Marietta, Mariette, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Mariquilla, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marla, Marlele, Marybell, Meriel, Muriel and Murielle.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Mariella Andrea (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mariella?

Mariella is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3943 out of 4276, Top 92%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mariella was first listed in 2005 and reached its apex rank of #1380 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #1433 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Mariella (#1433 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000 are Maria (#109 a year ago), Mary (#124), Mariana (#296), Marilyn (#426), Marie (#564), Marianna (#853), Maritza (#1201), Mariela (#1560), Marielle (#1808), Mariel (#1839), Marla, Muriel, Marylee, Marylou, Marilee, Marietta, Mariette, Marilla, Mariska and Marita. Other forms, like Marella, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Mariella reached its highest a century ago (usage of 9.11%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.53%, 94%), with forms like Mariela falling out of fashion. Marianna is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariella, Maria, Mariana, Marianna, Marie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Mariela, Marielle, Marietta, Mariette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Mariska, Marita in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Mariella is alike in pronunciation to Marilou, Marilu, Marylea, Mireilla, Mirella, Mirilla, Morela, Morella, Muriella, Myrella, Myrilla and Myrrilla. Other recommended names are Adrielle, Auriella, Aurielle, Aviella, Bazilla, Carmalla, Carmella, Carnyella (see Carna), Corella, Darelle, Darielle, Darnelle, Darrelle, Graciella, Graziella, Harela, Harrellah (see Harela), Karmelle, Machelle, Mahalla, Marcelina, Marcellina, Marchelle, Mareena, Mareisa, Marena, Maresella (see Marisela), Marianda, Marianela, Maribell, Maribella, Marilena, Marisa, Marisela, Marivelle, Markessa, Marleena, Marlie, Marnetta, Marseea, Marsiella, Marvell, Marybelle, Maryl, Maybelle, Mella, Meribelle, Merill, Meriol, Merrill, Meshella, Milla, Mirabella, Mirielle, Orilla, Pamella, Priella, Raella, Raphella, Samella, Sarilda, Sarilia and Sirilla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariella.

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