Mazarine

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Gender: F Origin of Mazarine: French color name

Mazarine is a deep blue color also used as a first name in honor of Cardinal Mazarin, a leader of France in the 17th century. As a first name, Mazarine is as charming as it is unusual.

Famous People Named Mazarine

Mazarine Pingeot-Mitterrand (b. 1974), daughter of former French president François Mitterrand (said to be named for the Bibliothèque Mazarine, the oldest library in France, because of her parents' love for books)

Pop Culture References for the name Mazarine

Mazarine is a rich, deep shade of blue, named in the late seventeenth century after Hortense Mancini, Duchess of Mazarin, the mistress of King Charles II. Mazarin was the French form of Italian Mazarino, the surname of Hortense's uncle, Cardinal Mazarin - Mazarino is a diminutive of Mazzaro, an Italian surname meaning "mace-bearer."