Mariana Name Meaning & Origin

Mariana

Pronunciation: mah-ree-AH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Mariana:

Feminine form of Marian, which is from the Latin Marianus (of Marius), a name derived from Mars, the name of the Roman mythological god of war. As a result of similarity of form, the name became associated with Maria, the name of the Blessed Virgin, and was often bestowed in her honor.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Mariana

I love that this name combines the Portuguese and Spanish versions of the Virgin Mary's name (Maria) with her mother's name(Ana).

I also know a Czech Mariana ... I love that this name, like Maria and Ana, crosses so many cultures yet is not as generic.

Personal experiences with the name Mariana

One of my best friend's names is Mariana, but she goes by Mari. I have always loved her real name and I also think that Mari is such a cute nickname!
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My name is Mariana, and this name is VERY common in latin america, at least in my country it is, I've never liked it. I also go by the nickname Mari!

Nana's message: So... According to this website... People think my name is "Sexy"... My nickname is Nana, I live in North America, and man my name is GOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD according to this website ;) I love my name.

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Nicknames for Mariana

Mari, Ana, Mah, Mia, Nana, Nani, Marian nicknamed hurts me bad,

Meanings and history of the name Mariana

Mariana is written in invizibile ink on the bed sheet. It's from the zodiac ram and it looks like the psychiatrist's/doctor's writing. It's a serpent line has no letters.

Famous real-life people named Mariana

Mariana Levy (1966-2005), Mexican actress.
Mariana Rios, Brazilian actress and singer.
Mariana Rossi (b. 1979) Argentine field hockey player, Olympic bronze medalist
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress.
Mariana Oliveira Morales (b. 2010), daughter of American actor Esai Morales

Mariana in song, story & screen

Marianas Trench, band
Marianas Trench, song by metalcore band August Burns Red

"Open up your gate, Marianna" is the refrain of Dave Carter's song "Mother, I Climbed" (about a search for faith)
Mariana Garcia, a character in Telltale's "The Walking Dead: A New Froniter"

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