Marian Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marian:
Variant of Marion, a French diminutive form of Marie, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām, a name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite 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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- Marian Anderson, singer (contralto) with the Metropolitan Opera who famously performed an open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- Marian Ross, American actress
- Marian Finucane, Irish broadcaster.
- Marian Keyes, author.
- Marian in song, story & screen
- Maid Marian of Robin Hood fame.
- "Robin and Marian," a 1976 remake of "Robin Hood" starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn.
- Marian Paroo, a.k.a. "Marian the Librarian" in "The Music Man."
- Marian Cunningham (Mrs. C) from "Happy Days"
- The default Marian Hawke from Dragon Age 2
- "Marian" is a song by the band The Sisters of Mercy