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What does Marnie mean?

Marnie Pronunciation of Marnie [marnie] as a girls' name is of Latin and Greek derivation, and Marnie means "from the sea; sparkling, shining". Marnie is an alternate form of Marina (Latin): from "marine". Marnie is also a variant of Marmara (Greek): the Sea of Marmara. Marnie is also used as a form of Marni (Latin).

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


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

13 more related forms via Marina, Marmara, Marni: Mareen, Mareina, Marena, Marinda, Marine, Marinna, Marne, Marnell, Marnette, Marnina, Marnisha, Marnja and Maryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Manie, Maran, ..

(male) Marano, Marnio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marnie Makenzie (M.M.), ..

How popular is Marnie?

Marnie is a very prominent first name for women (#1498 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Marnie entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #686 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Marena, Marina (#656 a year ago), Marinda, Marine, Marna, Marni and Maryn are the prominent related forms of Marnie rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Marnie reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #1764) and are now significantly less widespread, with the version Marina becoming less stylish.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Marnie is alike in pronunciation to Merna, Mirna, Morna, Murna and Myrna. Other suggested similar names are Barrie, Carie, Carlie, Carmie, Cornie, Darbie, Darcie, Darnae, Darsie, Fannie, Gardie, Hannie, Harrie, Janie, Jannie, Jaynie, Karie, Karrie, Lanie, Macie, Mairin, Maisie, Malanie, Malkie, Mandie, Marcie, Marcile, Marcine, Mare, Margie, Mari, Maria, Marice, Mariel, Marin, Marinn, Maris, Marji, Markia, Markie, Marlie, Marlies, Marlis, Marlise, Marrin, Marsee, Marte, Marti, Martje, Marve, Maryam, Maryan, Maryanne, Maryse, Mattie, Maurie, Maxie, Maymie, Mazie, Merrie, Minnie, Mirtie, Morene, Myrene, Nannie, Rawnie, Sannie, Sarie, Vernie and Zannie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marnie.

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