Maren Name Meaning & Origin

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.

Related Names:

Marin

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Nicknames for Maren

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 nicknames such as Mare, Mare-Mare, Ren, and Mare-Bare as well.

I also am a Maren. I had the nickname Marni. I loved it.

I am a Maren, too. My siblings as toddlers would call me Rye-rye. My parents have called me "Mare-Bear" when I was a kid and when I was a teenager, they called me "Mare."

Meanings and history of the name Maren

Maren is also the Danish form of Marina.
Also old Danish for Marian.
In Danish = milk maid

Famous real-life people named Maren

Marin Alsop is a 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 Morris is an American country singer/songwriter.

Maren in song, story & screen

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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