What does Mariano mean?
Mariano [mar-i-ano] as a boys' name is pronounced mahr-ee-AHN-oh. It is of Spanish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mariano is "manly". Also possibly related to Mars; a masculine variant of Marie. Marion, the English form (Marian for girls) was the given name of John Wayne, but is rarely used for American boys today. Baseball players Mariano Duncan, Mariano Rivera.
SEE ALSO MarioCREATIVE FORMS
(male) Maxiano, Morano, ..
(female) Marigo, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
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How popular is Mariano?
Mariano is a somewhat popular first name for males (#746 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#4576 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
Mariano was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #840 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #1152. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Mariano (#1152 A YEAR AGO) are Marian, Marie, Mario (#284) and Marion (#1889). These forms of Mariano were favored a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and are now much less conventional (ADOPTION 0.08%, ▼59.9%), with the version Marion becoming less fashionable.
Mariano is alike in pronunciation to Marino and Morino. Other suggested similar names are Adriano, Briano, Carmino, Cipriano, Cyrano, Damiano, Darian, Ermano, Fabianno, Fabiano, Fabriano, Gaetano, Gavino, Germano, Graciano, Hadriano, Juliano, Lauriano, Luciano▲, Makani, Mandan, Marcas, Marcelo▲, Marciano, Marcio, Marco, Mardon, Mardyn (see Marden), Mareo, Marik, Mariland (see Maryland), Marilland (see Maryland), Marinor (see Marriner), Marinos, Marinus, Markaine, Marko, Marlan, Marland, Marlon, Marlondo, Marlonn (see Marlon), Marmion, Marmionn (see Marmion), Maro, Marriland (see Maryland), Marsean, Marten, Martenn, Martijn, Martin▼, Martino, Martyn, Marven, Marvin▼, Marwin, Marwynn, Maryland, Marzo, Mathian, Matias▲, Mauricio, Maurin, Maurizio, Maximino, Midian, Morgan▼, Morio, Paciano, Salviano (see Salvio), Savino, Taurino and Yamino. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariano.