Marian - girls name

Marian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 29%

Marian name meaning:

The name Marian is a variant of the name Mary, which has its roots in the Hebrew name Miriam. Miriam is a name of uncertain meaning, but it is often interpreted as "wished-for child" or "rebellious." In Christian tradition, Mary is the name of the mother of Jesus, and she is revered as a symbol of purity, humility, and devotion.

The name Marian is often associated with these qualities as well. It is a name that conveys grace, femininity, and strength. Those named Marian are often described as kind-hearted, compassionate, and nurturing individuals. They tend to have a deep sense of faith and are often drawn to helping others.

The name Marian has a timeless appeal and has been used across different cultures and time periods. It is a name that exudes elegance and sophistication. Those with the name Marian are seen as reliable, responsible, and trustworthy. They have a natural ability to bring people together and create harmony in their relationships. Overall, the name Marian carries a positive and meaningful connotation, making it a lovely choice for a baby girl.

Origin: French



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Overall UK ranking: 3961 out of 5581

5 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

Historical popularity of Marian

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