French combination of Marie and Anne
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + grace"

Marianne Origin and Meaning

The name Marianne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + grace".

A midcentury Catholic classic that's not chosen by many parents today. Leonard Cohen fans might think of the beautiful song So Long, Marianne, named for his lover and muse Marianne Ihlen.

The meaning of Marie is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

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Famous People Named Marianne

  • Saint Marianne Cope of Molo'kaiGerman,American nun
  • (Wilhelmina Frederika Louise Charlotte) Marianne of OrangeNassau, Princess of the Netherlands; daughter of William I
  • Marianne Cecilie Auguste Friederike Wilhelmine Elisabeth JohannaPrincess of Prussia; Princess Wilhelm of Hesse,Philippsthal,Barchfeld
  • Marianne Evelyn Gabriel FaithfullEnglish singer
  • Marianne JeanBaptiste, English actress
  • Marianne Leone CooperAmerican actress
  • Marianne St. GelaisCanadian Olympic speed skater
  • Marianne CrebassaFrench mezzo,soprano
  • Marianne VosDutch Olympic cyclist
  • Marianne WerdelAmerican tennis player
  • Marianne MooreAmerican poet
  • Marianne Christine Stang IhlenNorwegian muse of singer Leonard Cohen
  • Marianne StoneEnglish character actress
  • Marianne WeberGerman sociologist; wife of philosopher Max Weber
  • Maria Anna Thekla "Marianne" Mozartcousin of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Marianne in Pop Culture

  • Marianne Dashwood Brandoncharacter in Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"
  • Marianne Thornberrymother on TV's "The Wild Thornberrys"
  • Mariannecharacter in the film "Strange Magic"
  • "C'mon Marianne" song by The Four Seasons
  • Mariannecharacter in book series "Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls"
  • Marianne Bryantcharacter in movie "Easy A"
  • Mariannealso known as Alice, a character from "Are you Alice?"
  • "So Long Marianne" song by Leonard Cohen
  • Mariannea personification of the French Republic, stylized as a liberty goddess
  • Mariannegirlfriend of John Zoidberg in "Futurama" episode "Stench and Stenchibility"
  • Mariannecharacter in the film "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"
  • Marianne von Edmundcharacter in Fire Emblem Three Houses video game