What does Marina mean?
Marina /ma-ri-na/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced mah-REE-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marina is "from the sea".
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 popularity 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 Birth Names Records, 2014)
The only other prominent related form of Marina (#661 in 2014) is Marnie. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.391%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1695%, down 56.6%), with the versions Marina and Marnie becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Marina and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Marina▼ is pronounced similarly to Mariana▲, Marianna, Maroona, Merona, Mirana, Miriana, Morena and Morwina. Other suggested similar baby names are Carina▼, Darina, Farina, Karina▲, Larina, Madina, Mahina, Mairin, Malina, Marcina, Maren, Maria, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Mariane, Mariann▼, Marien, Marika, Marin, Marinn, Marion▼, Marisa▼, Marita, Mariza, Marlina, Marnia, Marnina, Marnya, Marrin, Martina▼, Marvina, Masina, Matrina, Maurine▼, Mavina, Maxina, Merna, Mirna, Morine, Morna, Murna, Myrna▼, Sarina▼, Tarina, Varina, Yarina and Zarina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marina.