Maren: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maren

Maren

Pronunciation: MA-rin (key)

Origin of the name Maren:

German variant of Maria, the Latin form of Mary, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām (sea of bitterness, sea of sorrow). There is much debate over the meaning of the name, however. While "sea of bitterness or sorrow" seems to be the most probable, some sources give the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Marin

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Comments and insights on the name Maren: | Edit

I love,love,love the name Maren. I'm going to name my daughter this. Its so beautiful and easy to say and spell.

Personal experiences with the name Maren: | Edit

My name is, of course, Maren (pronounces mare-in, or as i also tell people, erin with an m). I love my name, I only wish I had decided when I was younger to spell it Marin just because most people think thats how its spelt and I got tired of making cursive R's when I was younger. I've found that many many people pronounce my name wrong or spell it wrong. I've been at my current job for a year and one of the clients still says my name wrong. Ive had people spell it Marian, Meran, Maron and people pronounce it Marian, Marren, Marilyn. I, unfortunately, have also gotten the nickname Mare-bear as well. I had a friend in high school call me that, then after high school at a new job, another girl give me that nickname without ever knowing I had been called that before. My Fiance as well as called me that not knowing others have and that I hated it. I also worked with a client, who had a disability, for almost a year and he always called my Marilyn.

Hi there, I am also a Maren... I can relate to the previous Marens experience with the pronunciation of our name. If you are thinking of naming your child this name I can tell this... When I was in elementry thru middle school I disliked my name tremendously because it was different. It seemed Everyone pronounced it wrong untill they finally learned it. I would have to say "Maren" like "Karen" or "Erin" with an "M". I was used to having to state my name 2 or 3 times during an introduction.In my childhood I had the occasional brat who would call me "Maren the Moran"... As I got older I started to appreciate the uniquiness of my name and it didnt bother me that it was not as common. It is one of those names that when someone local says, EVERYONE knows who you are talking about though! lol This has been a blessing most times and occasionally a curse. I have grown to love my name for its uniqueness and am happy to represent this name overall.

Nicknames for Maren: | Edit

I'm a Maren and ever since I was little I've gone by "Mari" (like safari) with family and friends, but Maren at work.

Some people call me "Marle", but there are actually no good nicknames of Maren which I know of.

My little sister's name is Maren, and we call her Mare-Bear.

My name is Maren and I have had a few nick-names such as Mare, Mare-Mare, Ren and Mare-Bare as well.

Meanings and history of the name Maren: | Edit

Maren is also the Danish form of Marina.

Famous real-life people named Maren: | Edit

Marin Alsop is conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Maren Jensen is an american actress/model best known for portraying Athena in the 1970s television series Battlestar Galactica. Born September 23, 1956

Maren in song, story & screen: | Edit

The book 'The Weight of Water' by Anita Shriev, the main character is a women from Norway with the name Maren.
Maren Elizabeth (known as Six) 'in The Power Of Six' by Pittacus Lore.

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