Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian
"related to the god Mars"

Mariana Origin and Meaning

The name Mariana is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "related to the god Mars".

Mariana is that unusual name that is more than the sum of its parts. While Mary or Maria and Ana or Anna are both perfectly nice classic names, Mariana achieves a lyrical elegance that transcends them.

Unlike its near-soundalike Marianna, which is a combination of Maria and Anna, Mariana has its roots in Ancient Rome. It derives from the Roman name Marianus, from Marius, which ties to the war god Mars or to the Latin root mas, maris, meaning "male".

# 245 in the US

Mariana Rank in US Top 1000

# 1171 on Nameberry

Mariana Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Mariana Popularity

Famous People Named Mariana

  • Mariana Victoria of SpainQueen consort of Joseph I of Portugal
  • Mariana of Austria (born Maria Anna)Queen Consort of Philip IV of Spain
  • Mariana Koskullroyal mistress of Charles XIII and Charles XIV John of Sweden
  • Mariana Ximenes (do Prado Nuzzi)Brazilian actress
  • Mariana BracettiPuerto Rican revolutionary
  • Mariana Duque (Mariño)Colombian tennis player
  • Mariana DiazOliva, Argentinian tennis player
  • Mariana Nery BrochadoBrazilian swimmer
  • Mariana Pellegrino Barretodaughter of Brazilian director Fábio Barreto
  • Mariana Bastón (b. 2003)daughter of actors José Bastón and Natalia Esperón; triplet of brothers Sebastian and José Antonio; stepdaughter of actress Eva Longoria
  • Mariana Oliveira Morales (b. 2010)daughter of actor Esai Morales
  • Mariana Isabel Delgado (adopted 2010)daughter of baseball player Carlos Delgado

Mariana in Pop Culture

  • Mariana Trenchthe deepest part of the world's oceans (measuring over 11 kilometers deep; located in the Pacific Ocean)
  • Mariana Islandscrescent,shaped archipelago comprising the summits of fifteen mostly dormant volcanic mountains in the western North Pacific Ocean
  • MarianaRoman feminine form of Marianus (derived from Marius)
  • Marianas TrenchCanadian punk/pop band
  • "Mariana" novel by Susanna Kearsley
  • Marianacharacter in 2008 film "The Burning Plain"
  • Mariana Gutierrez; later Mariana Adams Fostercharacter on "The Fosters"