What does Marina mean?
From "marine". A saint's name. Shakespeare gave the name to Pericles' daughter in his play "Pericles, Prince of Tyre". The name is popular in Russia.
How popular is Marina?
Marina is a very prominent first name for women (#501 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#29447 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Marina for girls. Marina entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #218 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is currently at #661. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
The only other prominent related form of Marina (#661 in recent rankings) is Marnie. These relations of Marina were at the height of their popularity 20 (average #609) and are somewhat less widespread today (#830, down 56.6%), with the versions Marina and Marnie becoming less in vogue.
Thinking of names?
Marina▼ is pronounced similarly to Mariana▲, Marianna, Maroona, Maryanna, Meiriona, Merona, Merrona, Mirana, Miriana, Morena, Morwena, Morwina and Morwinna. Other suggested similar baby names are Adrina, Brina, Calina, Carisa, Carmina, Dorina, Hanina, Jaina, Janina, Jarica, Karinna, Karmina, Lacina, Makena▼, Malana, Malia▲, Malina, Mallina, Maralina, Marcina, Mariah▲, Mariane, Marianne▼, Mariel▼, Mariko, Marilda, Marise, Marissa▲, Maritza▼, Markita, Marla▼, Marlin, Marline, Marnee, Marney, Marteina, Martia, Maryka, Massina, Maxena, Melina▲, Mercina, Merna, Miriam, Morene, Moria, Morisa, Murna, Ocarina, Orina, Patrina, Salina▼, Sarinna, Savina, Talina, Tarena, Urina, Vardina, Varona, Zaina, Zaria▼ and Zarina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marina.