Marnie Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marina:
Feminine form of Marino, a name derived from the Latin Marinus (a mariner, a man of the sea).
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- Nicknames for Marnie
Marn; I've heard that Marnie itself used to be a nickname for Margaret (this is the explanation for it in the Hitchcock movie - the title character's real name is Margaret).
One of the nice things is that the name stands on its own and nicknames are superfluous.
This is my sister's name and she is sometimes called Marrie (pornounced mar-ee)
- Meanings and history of the name Marnie
There are two meanings/origins of this name. Perhaps the most commonly referenced is the Hebrew Marnina, which means "to rejoice"; usually this version of the name is spelled Marni. The other origin is Scottish via Scandinavian (a name brought to Scotland's outer islands from invading vikings, is the story I've read in various places) and is from the Latin Marina, "of the sea" or "sea maiden". Either way, it's a great meaning for any girl!
- Famous real-life people named Marnie
Marni Nixon was a "ghost" singer, from what era I can't recall, who served as the voice for some famous actresses.
Marni Nixon dubbed Natalie Wood in, "West Side Story." She also played Sister Sophia in "The Sound of Music." There was a singer named Marni on some children's records I had as a child. Since it's an uncommon name, I'm guessing it was Marni Nixon. Unfortunately, the records are long gone and can't be verified. (the only reason I remember it is because my mom saw it and liked the name so much she named my little sister Marni)
- Marnie in song, story & screen
Marnie Piper Cromwell, a witch, main protagonist in the Halloween Town movie series
The Alfred Hitchcock movie, "Marnie", starred Tippi Hedren (Melanie Griffith's mother) and Sean Connery. It's actually a rather freaky story and I think best not shown to anyone bearing the name until they are a bit older and able to apply a good sense of humor to it. However, Sean Connery is a fabulous reason to view the movie!
HBO's "Girls" has a character named Marnie.