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What does Marney mean?

Marney Pronunciation of Marney [mar-ney] as a name for girls is of Greek and Latin derivation, and Marney means "sparkling, shining; from the sea". Marney is a version of Marmara (Greek): the Sea of Marmara. Marney is also a form of Marni (Latin): form of Marina.

Associated with: greek, sparkling (light), sea.


Marney has 5 variants: Marna, Marnee, Marnia, Marnie and Marnya.

4 more related forms via Marmara, Marni: Marne, Marnell, Marnina and Marnja.

Creative forms:
(female) Malney, Maney, ..

(male) Marmay, Marnor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marney Amber (M.A.), ..

How popular is Marney?

Marney is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#24406 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Marney (not ranked) are Marna, Marni and Marnie. Other variants, like Marnja, are seldom used. These forms of Marney were at the top of their popularity 45 years ago. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marna, Marni, Marnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marney and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marney is pronounced similarly to Merna, Mirna, Morna, Murna and Myrna. Other recommended names are Barbey, Carey, Carley, Carrey, Dabney, Daney, Danney, Darbey (see Darby), Darcey, Darsey, Earley, Fanney, Garnet, Harley, Janey, Janney, Karley, Lainey, Laney, Layney, Maggey, Maisey, Marcee, Marcey, Marcy, Mare, Mareen, Marena, Marge, Marged, Margery, Marget, Margey, Margy, Marian, Mariane, Mariet, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marinna, Marion, Marje, Marjery, Marjey (see Margaret), Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Marrin, Marsee, Marsey, Marte, Mary, Maryan, Maryn, Maryon, Maureen, Maurene, Maurine, Maydey (see Maida), Mazey, Mercey, Mersey, Moreen, Morine, Myrene, Nanney, Rainey, Rayney and Sarrey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marney.

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