Gender: Female Meaning of Marianna: "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + grace" Origin of Marianna: Italian and Polish combination of Maria and Anna Marianna's Popularity in 2018: #834

Marianna Origin and Meaning

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

While Marianna looks like a spelling variation of Mariana, the two names have different etymologies. Marianna was on and off the US Top 1000 list throughout the twentieth century, and it has now ranked consistently since 1995. While it has never appeared in the upper half of the US popularity charts, it's a very popular choice in Italy and Poland.

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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Rank in US: #834

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Mikayla395 Says:


I once knew a girl named Marianna, and she went by Marnie. Very lovely name.

Marianna Williams Says:


This is my name…pronounced Mary-Anna…I wish my parents would have spelled it Maryanna because I think it would be pronounced correctly more often. Almost always it's pronounced MAR-i-Onna…making it sound less southern belle and very Latina:) something to think about if this is a name you're considering!