"from the sea"

Marina Origin and Meaning

The name Marina is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "from the sea".

This pretty sea-born name was used to dramatic effect by Shakespeare in his play Pericles for the virtuous princess who says she is "Call'd Marina, for I was born at sea."

Marina was an epithet of Venus, and there was more than one saint of that name. It was used in Britain from as early as the fourteenth century.

Although it reached as high as Number 219 in 1994, Marina never had the trendy feel of cousins Melissa and Marissa. It's now very popular in Spain.

A prominent current bearer is Marina Abramovic, widely publicized New York-based Serbian performance artist. And actor Matt LeBlanc chose the name for his daughter, Marina Pearl.

# 646 in the US

Marina Rank in US Top 1000

# 231 on Nameberry

Marina Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Marina

  • MarinaPrincess of Greece & Denmark, Duchess of Kent, wife of Britain's Prince George
  • Marina Petrovna GolitsynaPrincess of Russia; great,granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I
  • Marina AbramovićSerbian,American performance artist
  • Marina Teresa SquerciatiAmerican Actress
  • Marina Lambrini DiamandisWelsh singer of Marina and the Diamonds
  • Marina Vyacheslavovna AnissinaFrench,Russian Olympic ice dancer
  • Marina ErakovicNew Zealand tennis player
  • Marina GinestaCatalan Communist militant during the Spanish Civil War
  • Marina Ann Hantzisbirth name of American actress Sasha Grey
  • Marina InoueJapanese voice actress
  • Marina Evelyn KeeganAmerican essayist
  • Marina SirtisBritish,American actress
  • Marina Ivanovna TsvetaevaRussian poet
  • Marina TucakovicSerbian songwriter
  • Marina ViskovicSerbian singer
  • Marina ZivkovicSerbian singer
  • Marina NeryBrazilian model
  • Marina Torlonia dei Principi di CivitellaCesi, Italian,American grandmother of actress Brooke Shields
  • Marina Louise Bukowskionly child of novelist Charles Bukowski
  • Marina Victoria Alexandra Ogilvydaughter of Britain's Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy; great,granddaughter of King George V
  • Marina Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsorb. 1992, daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews
  • Marina Pearl LeBlancb. 2004, daughter of actor Matt LeBlanc
  • Marina Corwin (b. 2008)daughter of biologist and TV personality Jeff Corwin
  • Marina Irodova (b. 2009)daughter of singer Yegor Irodov
  • Marina MalpicaMexican rhythmic gymnast

Marina in Pop Culture

  • Marinacharacter in "Exodus" by Leon Uris
  • Marinacharacter in Shakespeare's "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" ("Call'd Marina/For I was born at sea.")
  • Marina Conwaycharacter in movie "Blowing Wind"
  • Marina Ferrercharacter on TV's "The L Word"
  • Marina Lemkecharacter in movie "The Butcher's Wife"
  • Marina Ruddcharacter in movie "The Mirror Crack'd"
  • Marina Morrisoncharacter in Ena Lamont Stewart's play "Men Should Weep"
  • Marina Thwaitecharacter in The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
  • Marina Datillocharacter on TV's "Arthur"
  • Marina Andrieskicharacter on TV's "The Magicians"
  • "Marina" song by Dorival Caymmi
  • Marinaa character from the video game Splatoon 2
  • Marinaa specially designed harbor with moorings for pleasure craft and small boats.

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