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Marian Meaning


What does Marian mean?

The name Marian is of French and Polish origin.

The meaning of Marian is "bitter".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "bitter, gracious".

Marian is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ma-ri-an.

The Given Name Marian

Marian is a form of Marianus. See Marianus for further details.

Marian is quite an appealing name and a welcome find.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Marian has no variant spellings.

Marian falls into the song name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Marian Paroo.

Marian Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 1,216 in baby name popularity for girls with 202 occurrences. It ranked 9,330 in baby name popularity for boys with 8 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,102 in baby name popularity for girls with 234 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Marian sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Marian Name Popularity Page.

Marian Related Names

Marian is a form of Marianus.

Famous Marians

  • Marian ~ Saint
  • Marian Paroo ~ The Music Man character

Marian Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Marian.

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Marian Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Marian in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Marian.

Just for fun, see the name Marian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Marian in Nautical Flags page.