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.
(female) Marima, Morina, ..
(male) Marigan, Marimar, ..
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 reached its peak rank of #218 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is currently at #661. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Marina (#661 in recent rankings) are Marnie, Maryn, Marni, Marine, Marinda, Marena and Marna. These relations of Marina were at the height of their popularity 20 years ago (average #1764) and are now significantly less widespread, with the version Marina going out of style.
Marina▼ is pronounced similarly to Mariana, Marianna▲, Maroona, Maryanna, Meiriona, Merona, Merrona, Mirana, Miriana, Morena, Morwena, Morwina and Morwinna. Other suggested similar 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 (see Martina), 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.