What does Marina mean?
Marina \m(a)-ri-na\ 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.
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 (#42958 out of 88799, Top 48%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Marina and related names. The only other prominent related form of Marina (#661 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 is Marnie. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1994 and are now significantly less widespread, with the versions Marina and Marnie becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.