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Girl Names Starting with Mar-

Mar- baby names and what they mean, with 80 results. Mar- names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in the 1920s (ADOPTION OF 12.55%) and have become much less conventional since (ADOPTION 1.26%, 90%), with names like Marlys becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Mara (#681), Maren (#607), Margot (#358), Mariam (#548) and Maryam (#565), while Mares (TOP 2%) and Marrs (4%) are conventional Mar- last names. Here is the list of Mar- names for boys.

Mar- names

Mara - Mariah | Mariam - Marion | Mariposa - Marlin | Marlisa - Maryweld

Mara - Mariah

Amara and variants

Marra1, Mara1
Var. of Amara. Origin fr. Latin language. "Everlasting." Marwa is also a marginally prominent birth name.

Mara and variants

Mara2, var. Marra2, Mari1, Maraline, Maralinda, Maralina, Marah
Root fr. Hebrew. "Bitter." Mara (cf. Miara, Melara) is a common -ara suffix surname.

Damaris and variants

Maris, Mari2, Mara3
Forms of Damaris. From Greek, Latin elements. "Calf; to tame; gentle." Mara has become increasingly popular as a girls' name since the 1880s.


Form of Miranda. Origin fr. Latin. "Worthy of admiration." Usage of Maranda as a birth name has fallen off since 1994. See also Caranda.

Maravilla and variants

Maravilla, var. Marivella, Marivel, Marvelle, Marvella, Marvel
Root fr. Spanish, Latin words. "Miracle to marvel at." Maravilla (TOP 5%) and Marvel (5%) are found commonly as last names.

Var. of Mireya. Derived fr. Spanish, Latin. "Admired." Maraya was not among 2018's Top names. See also Marnya.

Marcella and variants

Marcella1, var. Marsiella, Marshella, Marsellonia, Marselle, Marsella, Marquita1, Marsalina, Maricel, Marcy1, Marcille1, Marcilee, Marcie1, Marcile1, Marchelle, Marchella, Marcelyn, Marcelline, Marcelle, Marcellina, Marceline, Marcelinda, Marcelina, Marcele, Marcela
Source fr. Latin word. "Dedicated to Mars." Marcella, Marcela and Marceline were Top birth names in 2018.

Marcene and variants

Marcene1, var. Marcina1, Marceyne, Marcenia, Marcena1, Marceen
Source fr. Latin language. "Dedicated to Mars." Marcena and variants were favored as baby names during 1930-1939.

Marcia and variants

Marcia, var. Martia, Marsia, Marseea, Marsha, Marquita2, Marcita, Marcy2, Marcine, Marcina2, Marcilynn, Marcilyn, Marcile2, Marcille2, Marcila, Marcie2, Marcianne, Marciane, Marci1, Marciana, Marchita, Marcene2, Marcena2, Marcella2
From Latin language. "Dedicated to Mars." Marcia and variants became more trendy in 2018, rising +10 positions as baby names with Marcella rising the most.

Marcy and variants

Marcy3, var. Marsey, Marsee, Marcie3, Marci2, Marcey, Marcee
Derivative of Latin element. "Dedicated to Mars." Less used today. Marcy was the variation last recorded (1995) in the Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Mara, Marah, Maranda, Marcela, Marcelina

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Marceline, Marcella, Marcelle, Marcelline, Marcelyn

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Marcene, Marchelle, Marcheta, Marci, Marcia

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Marcie, Marcile, Marcille, Marcine, Marcy

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Maree, Margaret, Margarete, Margaretta, Margarette

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Margarita, Margarite, Margaux, Marge, Margeret

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Margery, Marget, Margherita, Margie, Margo

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Margot, Margret, Margrete, Margrett, Marguerita

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Marguerite, Margurite, Margy, Mari, Maria

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Mariah, Maribeth, Marie, Marielena, Marietta

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Mariette, Marika, Marilee, Marilou, Maris

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Marita, Marivel, Marjie, Marjorie, Marjory

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Markie, Markita, Marquetta, Marquita, Marsha

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mar- names: Marvel, Marvella

Derivative of Irish, Latin elements. "Star of the sea." Unusual as a girls' name, but Mare is similar to the more common Mira. See also Mart.

Marelda, var. Marrelda, Marilda
Derivative of Old German element. "Famous battle maid." Marenda (TOP 96%), Marolda (44%) are familiar last names.

Compound form of Ella. Outside Top 2000. See also Marial.

Margaret and variants

Margaret, var. Marquetta, Markita, Markie, Marketta, Marketa, Marjorie1, Marjory1, Marjorey1, Marjie1, Marji, Marjey, Marit, Marjery1, Margy1, Marguita, Marguerite1, Marguerita1, Marguarette, Marguarita, Margrid, Margrit, Margrett, Margreth, Margret, Margrete, Margred, Margot1, Margo1, Margize, Margit, Margita, Margisia, Margies, Margie, Marghretta, Margharita1, Margherita1, Margharita2, Margey1, Margette, Marget, Margerita, Margery1, Margerie1, Margeretta, Margeret, Margeen, Marge1, Marged, Margaruite1, Margarite1, Margarita, Margarit, Margarette, Margarida, Margaretta, Margarethe, Margarete, Margareta, Margalit, Margalo, Marga, Marg, Marchieta, Marcheta
Based on Greek element. "Pearl." Margo (TOP 24%), Markie (33%), Margaret (39%), Marg (46%) and Marji (49%) exist frequently as last names.

Margery and variants

Margery2, var. Marjy, Marjory2, Marjorie2, Marjori, Marjorey2, Marjery2, Marjie2, Marjerie, Marje, Margy2, Margi, Margerie2, Margey2, Margerey, Margeree, Marge2, Marchery
Stems fr. French, Greek languages. "Pearl." Somewhat popular as girls' names, Margery, Marge, etc. are comparable to the conventional Marci.

Margo and variants

Margo2, var. Margot2, Margeaux, Margaux
Source fr. French. Variant of Margaret .. Margeaux is uncommon as a girls' name among the variations of Margo.

Marguerite and variants

Marguerite2, var. Margurite, Marguerita2, Margherite, Margherita2, Margharita3, Margarite2, Margaruite2
Root fr. French word. Variant of Margaret .. Margarite, Margherita, Marguerita, Marguerite and Margurite are more commonplace as birth names among these versions.

Mari and variants

Mari3, var. Marycruz, Marita, Marilu, Marilou, Marilisa, Marilena, Marilene, Marilee, Maridel, Maribeth
Origin fr. Welsh, Latin languages. "Star of the sea." Mari, Maribeth, Marilee, Marilou, Marilu and Marita are more widely used as baby names among these variant forms.

Maria and variants

Maria, var. Marya, Marja, Marika, Mariette, Marietta, Marieanne, Marielena, Marie, Marialisa, Marialinda, Marialena, Maree, Mariah1
Based on Latin language. "Star of the sea." Usage of Marialisa and variants soared a century ago and has become lower.


Root fr. Latin language. "Star of the sea." Mariah became less popular last year, falling -23 positions as a birth name to reach #217. See also Myriah.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Mar- names for girls.

1. Mara - Mariah
Amara [Mara, Marra], Mara [Mari, Marra, Maraline, Maralinda, ..], Damaris [Mara, Mari, Maris], Miranda [Maranda], Maravilla [Marivel, Marvelle, Marvella, Marivella, ..], Mireya [Maraya], Marcella [Marselle, Marsiella, Marshella, Marsellonia, ..], Marcene [Marcina, Marcena, Marceyne, Marcenia, ..], Marcia [Martia, Marsia, Marsha, Marseea, ..], Marcy [Marci, Marsey, Marsee, Marcie, ..], Mare, Marelda [Marilda, Marrelda], Marell, Margaret [Markie, Markita, Marketta, Marquetta, ..], Margery [Marjy, Marjory, Marjori, Marjorie, ..], Margo [Margot, Margaux, Margeaux], Marguerite [Margurite, Marguerita, Margherite, Margherita, ..], Mari [Marilu, Marita, Marilou, Marycruz, ..], Maria [Marya, Marja, Marika, Mariette, ..], Mariah

Miriam [Maryam, Mariam], Marian [Marion, Maryann, Mariane, Maryanne, ..], Estelle [Marianela], Marianne [Maryan, Maryam, Maryann, Maryanna, ..], Maribel [Maribell, Marybelle, Maribelle, Maribella], Maricela [Maricel, Marisela, Maricella], Clare [Mariclare], Marie [Maree], Mariel [Mariet, Marilla, Marijke, Marielle, ..], Marietta [Mariet, Maretta, Maryetta, Mariette], Marigold [Maragold, Marrigold], Marika [Maryk, Maryka, Mariske, Mariska, ..], Mariko, Esmeralda [Marilda], Marilla [Marilis, Marella], Marilyn [Marylin, Marylyn, Marylynn, Marrilyn, ..], Marin [Marrin, Marinn], Mairin [Marin], Marina [Maryn, Marni, Marnie, Marnette, ..], Marion [Marian, Maryon, Maryonn]

Mariposa [Marriposa], Maris [Marys, Maryse, Marris, Marisse, ..], Marisa [Marysa, Marysia, Maressa, Mareisa, ..], Isabel [Marisabel], Marise, Marisela [Maryzela, Marisella, Maricella, Maresella], Marissa [Mariza, Maryssa, Maritza, Marrissa, ..], Maristela, Marjan [Marjon, Marjanne], Marjo, Marjolaine, Marjorie [Marjy, Marjie, Marjory, Marjorey, ..], Markeisha [Markisha, Markesha, Markiesha], Marketa [Markie, Markita, Marqueta, Marquita, ..], Marla [Marlys, Marlette], Madeline [Marlyne, Marline, Marlene, Marlena, ..], Marlee [Marlie, Marley, Marleigh], Marlen [Marlin, Marlyn, Marlynn, Marlenne], Marlene [Marna, Marlyn, Marline, Marlynne, ..], Marlin [Marlyn, Marrlin, Marlinn, Marrlen, ..]

Marlisa [Marlys, Marlyse, Marlyssa, Marlissa, ..], Marlise [Marlis, Marlies], Marlo [Marlon, Marlow, Marlowe], Marmara [Marnya, Marnja, Marnie, Marnia, ..], Marni [Marnya, Marnja, Marnina, Marnisha, ..], Merona [Maroona], Marquise [Marqui, Marquisa, Marquisha, Marquessa, ..], Merry [Marylee, Marylea, Marrilee], Marsala [Marsalla], Marseilles, Marsha [Martia, Marsia, Marsita], Martha [Marva, Marty, Martyne, Martynne, ..], Martina [Marty, Martie, Martine, Marteina, ..], Martinique, Marvell [Marvele, Marvelyn, Marvelle, Marvella, ..], Marvina [Marva, Marvadene], Mary [Marysa, Maryse, Marylu, Marysia, ..], Maryann [Maryanne, Maryanna], Meryl [Maryl], Maryweld

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