Italian and Dutch diminutive of Maria
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Mariella Origin and Meaning

The name Mariella is a girl's name of Italian, Dutch origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".

Lilting and nearly unknown here, with the currently popular ella ending, makes a good Marissa alternative.

The meaning of Maria 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 Mariella

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  • Mariella Lotti (born Maria Camilla Pianotti)Italian actress
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  • Maryella Hope Duggar (b. 2019) daughter of Josh and Anna Duggar

Mariella in Pop Culture

  • Mariella Fyfea character in Rosamond Lehmann's book 'Dusty Answer', first published in 1927.
  • Mariella (Kate Nash song)