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Girl Names Starting with Mari-

Mari- baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. Mari- names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 2.39%) and have become significantly less conventional since (USAGE 0.55%, 77% LESS), with names such as Marissa becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariam (#548), Marianna (#834) and Mariella (#1269) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, while Marinas (TOP 32%) and Maritz (59%) are familiar Mari- last names.

Mari- names

Mari - Marika | Mariko - Marivel

Mari - Marika


Var. of Mara. Root fr. Hebrew language. "Bitter." Madi is also a slightly prominent baby name. See also Cari.

Damaris and variants

Maris, Mari2
Forms of Damaris. Stems fr. Greek, Latin languages. "Calf; to tame; gentle." Popular as last names, and Maris (TOP 10%) is comparable to popular last names Taris (TOP 90%), Medaris (28%), which also end with -aris.

Mari and variants

Mari3, var. Marita1, Marilu, Marilou, Marilisa, Marilene, Marilena, Maridel1, Marilee1, Maribeth
Derived fr. Welsh, Latin words. "Star of the sea." Mari is found regularly (TOP 12%) as a surname.

Mary and variants

Maritza, Maritsa, Marita2, Mariska1, Mariquita, Mariquilla, Marin, Marion1, Marilyn, Marilla1, Marilin, Marilee2, Mariette1, Marielle1, Marietta1, Mariella1, Mariela1, Mariel1, Marie1, Maridel2, Marianne1, Marice, Marianna1, Mariann1, Mariana1, Marian1, Mariam1, Maria1
Forms of Mary. Root fr. Latin. "Star of the sea." Usage of Maria, Maritsa, etc. as birth names in 2018 was down 1.8% compared to the previous year.

Maria and variants

Maria2, var. Marika1, Mariette2, Marietta2, Marielena, Marieanne, Marie2, Marialinda, Marialisa, Marialena, Mariah1
Derived fr. Latin element. "Star of the sea." Maria (TOP 1%), Marie (1%), Marietta (21%), Mariah (31%) and Mariette (79%) are familiar female names.


Source fr. Latin. "Star of the sea." Used widely as a girls' name, Mariah is comparable to the popular Mara. See also Zariah.


Form of Miriam. Derived fr. Hebrew language. "Star of the sea." Mariam is in the Top 2000. See also Mariana.

Marian and variants

Marian2, var. Marion2, Mariane1, Mariana2, Mariam3
Derived fr. French, Latin, Hebrew. "Star of the sea; grace." Mariane is unconventional as a birth name among the forms of Marian.

Var. of Estelle. Root fr. Old French, Latin words. "Star." Marianela is common as a birth name compared to other variations. See also Marinella.

Marianne and variants

Marianne2, var. Marien, Marianna2, Mariann2, Mariane2, Marianda, Mariana3
Root fr. French, Latin, Hebrew elements. "Star of the sea; grace." Used somewhat frequently as children's names, Marien, Marianne, etc. are comparable to the popular Marlen.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari- names: Mari, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari- names: Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Maribel

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari- names: Maribeth, Maricela, Marie, Mariel, Mariela

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari- names: Marielena, Mariella, Marielle, Marietta, Mariette

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari- names: Marigold, Marika, Marilee, Marilla, Marilou

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari- names: Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Maris, Marisela

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari- names: Mariska, Marita, Maritza

Maribel and variants

Maribel, var. Maribelle, Maribella, Maribell
Source fr. Latin, French words. "Star of the sea; beautiful." Maribelle and forms were popular as baby names 3 decades ago and have become less common, with Maribel falling out of fashion.

Var. of Marcella. Stems fr. Latin. "Dedicated to Mars." Rather unusual as a girls' name. See also Marice.

Maricela and variants

Maricela, var. Marisela, Maricella, Maricel2
Stems fr. Spanish, Latin words. "Dedicated to Mars." Somewhat common as birth names, Maricela, Maricella, etc. are similar to the conventional Mariela.

Var. of Clare. Derived fr. Latin. "Bright, famous." Not in popularity charts.


Origin fr. French, Latin. "Star of the sea." Usage of Marie as a birth name has decreased circa 1900-1909. See also Marike.

Mariel and variants

Mariel2, var. Marilla2, Marijke1, Mariet1, Marielle2, Mariella2, Mariela2, Marial, Marieke1
Based on Danish, Latin elements. "Star of the sea." Marial, Marieke, Mariet and Marijke are more unique as girls' names among the variations of Mariel.

Marit, Mariet2
Forms of Martha. Origin fr. Aramaic word. "Lady; mistress of the house." Mariet and Marit are scantly used as female names, and Marit is found commonly (UPPER 96%) as a last name.

Marietta and variants

Marietta3, var. Mariette3, Mariet3
Stems fr. French, Latin elements. "Star of the sea." Less used today. Marietta was the variation last found (1970-1979) in the Top 2000.


Root fr. English. .. the golden flower's name is a .. A conventional baby name.

Marika and variants

Marika2, var. Mariske, Mariska2, Marike, Marijke2, Marieke2
Source fr. Danish, Latin languages. "Star of the sea." Less popular today. Mariska was the variant last found (2007) in the Top 2000.

Quick Reference

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

1. Mari - Marika
Mara [Mari], Damaris [Mari, Maris], Mari [Marita, Marilu, Marilou, Marilee, Maridel, Marilisa, Marilene, Marilena, ..], Mary [Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritza, Maritsa, Mariska, Mariquita, Mariquilla, ..], Maria [Marie, Marika, Mariette, Marietta, Marielena, Marieanne, Marialisa, Marialinda, ..], Mariah, Miriam [Mariam], Marian [Marion, Mariam, Mariane, Mariana], Estelle [Marianela], Marianne [Marien, Mariann, Mariane, Mariana, Marianna, Marianda], Maribel [Maribell, Maribelle, Maribella], Marcella [Maricel], Maricela [Maricel, Marisela, Maricella], Clare [Mariclare], Marie, Mariel [Mariet, Marial, Marilla, Marijke, Mariela, Marieke, Marielle, Mariella], Martha [Marit, Mariet], Marietta [Mariet, Mariette], Marigold, Marika [Marike, Mariske, Mariska, Marijke, Marieke]

Mariko, Marelda [Marilda], Esmeralda [Marilda], Marilla [Marilis], Marilyn [Marilin, Marilee, Marillyn, Marilynn, Marilynne], Mairin [Marin], Marin [Marinn], Marina [Marine, Marinna, Marinda, Marinell, Marinelle, Marinella], Marion [Marian], Mariposa, Maris [Marise, Marisa, Marisse, Marissa], Marisa, Isabel [Marisabel], Marise, Marisela [Marisella, Maricella], Marissa [Mariza, Marisa, Maritza, Marisse, Marisha, Maricia, Marisabel], Maristela, Margaret [Marit], Marvell [Marivel, Marivelle, Marivella], Maravilla [Marivel, Marivella]

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