Mariana: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mariana

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.

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Comments and insights on the name Mariana: | Edit

I love that this name combines the 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: | Edit

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!

Nicknames for Mariana: | Edit

Mari, Ana, Mah, Mia, Nana

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Famous real-life people named Mariana: | Edit

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 in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Open up your gate, Marianna" is the refrain of Dave Carter's song "Mother, I Climbed" (about a search for faith)

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