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What does Marietta mean?

Marietta \m(a)-rietta, mari(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.


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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Etta and Maria.

Marietta has 49 more related variations via Marie, Mary: Malia, Mamie, Manette, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Marelle, Maren, Marette, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marielle, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariquita, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marje, Marla, Marya, Marybeth, Marysa, Marysia, Maurita, Maurizia, Mayria, Meriel, Minette, Muriel and Murielle.


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)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Marietta for girls. Marietta reached its apex rank of #433 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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, Malia (#345 a year ago), Mamie, Mara (#695), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariam (#568), Marian, Mariana (#331), Mariann, Marianna (#868), Marianne, Marie (#579), Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilyn (#405), Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary (#120), Marybeth and Muriel. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3912%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1913%, down 51.1%), with forms like Mamie, Marie, Mariela, Marion and Maritza becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy girl names among these are Malia (#345), Mara (#695), Mariam (#568), Mariana (#331) and Marilyn (#405), and there is a resurgence in baby name usage for Mariana. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marietta and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Etta, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marianna, Marianne, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marietta, Marilee, Marilyn, Marin, Marion in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary, Marybeth, Muriel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Marketta, Marnetta and Martta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marietta.