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What does Marietta mean?

Marietta /ma-ri-et-ta/ as a girls' name is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marietta is "star of the sea".

Diminutive of Mary via Marie. Common since the mid 19th century. Philanthropist Marietta Tree.

Associated with: star, sea, 19th century, tree


Marietta has 4 variants: Maretta, Mariet, Mariette and Maryetta.

Related girl names: Etta and Maria.

Marietta has 18 more relations via Marie, Mary: Manette, Marella, Marette, Maria, Mariana, Marianna, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marielle, Marilla, Mariquita, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza and Maurita.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Marrietta, Marsetta, ..

(male) Mariettai, Maritai, ..

How popular is Marietta?

Marietta is a very prominent first name for women (#889 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#23514 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Marietta for girls. Marietta reached its apex rank of #424 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Marietta are Etta (#1176 via latest list), Maria (#115), Mariana (#331), Marianna (#868), Marie (#579), Mariel, Mariela (#1358), Mariella (#1442), Marielle (#1989), Mariette, Marilla, Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1203), Mary (#120) and Maryetta. Other variants, like Maritsa, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Marietta was well-received in the 1890s (adoption of 9.2%) and is now significantly reduced (adoption 0.5%, 94.8%), with forms like Etta becoming less trendy. Mary has been the most prevalent, though Maria is now the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marietta, Etta, Maria, Mariana, Marianna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marielle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariette, Marilla, Mariska, Marita, Maritza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryetta in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Arletta, Arnetta, Brieta, Brietta, Britta, Caretta, Carita, Carletta, Carlette, Charletta, Claretta, Corretta, Corvetta, Doretta, Earlette, Erletta, Fayetta, Garnette, Hariette, Harrietta, Jacketta, Julietta, Klaretta, Lanetta, Laretha, Larita, Lauretta, Loretta, Lorretta, Malitta, Marcela, Marcella, Marcena, Marcenia (see Marcene), Marcita, Mareina, Marelda, Maressa, Margaretta, Margerita (see Margaret), Marget, Marilisa, Marinda, Marinella, Marinna, Marisella, Marisha, Maristela, Marivella, Markesha, Marlea, Marleena, Marlena, Marlette, Marquetta, Marquita, Marseea, Mart, Martta, Marvela, Marvella, Meerta, Mirta, Mirtha, Muriella, Myrtia, Ornetta (see Arnette), Primetta, Ranitta, Salletta (see Sally), Sarotta, Valletta, Vanetta, Wanetta and Zanetta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marietta.