Dutch and French diminutive of Mary
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Marielle Origin and Meaning

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

Mariel Hemingway made us aware of the more abbreviated spelling of this charming name, which dates back to the nineteenth century.

The meaning of Mary 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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Marielle Popularity

Famous People Named Marielle

  • Marielle GoitschelFrench Olympic skier.
  • Marielle ThompsonCanadian Olympic freestyle skier.
  • (Jaclyn) Marielle JaffeAmerican actress.
  • Marielle de SarnezFrench MEP.
  • Marielle GalloFrench MEP.
  • Marielle LabèqueFrench pianist along with sister Katia Labèque.
  • Marielle Bogue (b. 2015) daughter of Marissa Mayer and Zack Bogue.