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What does Marni mean?

Marni Pronunciation of Marni [marni] as a girls' name is pronounced MAR-nee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marni is "from the sea". Nickname of Marina.

Associated with: sea.


Marni has 10 variants: Marna, Marne, Marnee, Marnell, Marney, Marnie, Marnina, Marnisha, Marnja and Marnya.

Affiliated girl name: Marmara.

8 more relations via Marina: Mareen, Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marinda, Marine, Marinna and Maryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Marri, Merni, ..

(male) Maran, Mardi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marni Marilyn (M.M.), ..

How popular is Marni?

Marni is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2446 out of 4276, Top 57%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Marni was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #983 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marni name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marni outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Marina (#656 in recent rankings), Marnie, Maryn, Marine, Marinda, Marena and Marna are the popular varying forms of Marni rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Marinna, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Marni was widespread in the year 1994 (median #1764) and is now significantly diminished.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marni, Marena, Marina, Marinda, Marine in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Marni is alike in pronunciation to Marnia, Meirna, Merna, Mirna, Morna, Muirna, Murna and Myrna. Other recommended names are Berni, Danni, Fanni, Kani, Lani, Maci, Maemi, Maggi, Magli, Maji, Mali, Mandi, Mansi, Mara, Marah, Marci, Marcia, Marcy, Mare, Maren, Marfa, Marga, Marge, Margi, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margy, Mari, Maria, Marie, Marin, Marinn, Marit, Marja, Marje, Marji, Marjo, Marjy, Markia, Markie, Marleni, Marlie, Marlin, Marlis, Marlo, Marrin, Marsia, Marta, Marte, Marth, Marti, Martia, Martie, Marty, Marva, Mary, Marya, Maryk, Merci, Merri, Miri, Nani, Nanni, Tahni, Tani and Tawni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marni.

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