What does Mariella mean?
Mariella \m(a)-riella, mari(el)-la\ as a girls' name is of Danish and Latin derivation, and the name Mariella means "star of the sea". Mariella is a derivative of Mariel (Danish, Latin): variant of Mary. Rare as a given name.
Mariella has 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.
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mariella and associated names. Popular related forms of Mariella (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Maria (#115 a year ago), Mary (#120), Mariana (#331), Marilyn (#405), Marie (#579), Marianna (#868), Marla, Muriel, Maritza, Marylou, Marilee, Mariel, Mariela, Marietta and Marita. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1950-1959 and is now significantly less, with forms like Maritza, Mariela, Marie, Muriel and Marylou falling out of fashion. Marilyn (#405) and Mariana (#331) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these, with Mariana going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mariella is alike in pronunciation to Mirella, Mirilla, Morella, Muriella, Myrella and Myrilla. Other recommended similar baby names are Marcella▼, Marell, Maribella, Maricella, Marinella, Marisella, Marivella, Marsella, Marsiella, Martella, Marvella, Merielle and Mirielle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariella.