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Gender: Female Origin of Marianna: Combination of Maria and Anna Meaning of Anna: Variation of Hannah, Hebrew, "grace" Marianna's Popularity in 2017: #749

The name Marianna is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Marianna is ranked #749 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names to Substitute for Samantha and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Marianna

Marianna Hill, American actress
Marianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty, birth name of Penny Singleton, American actress
Marianna Tolo, Australian basketball player
Marianna Martines, Austrian singer and pianist
Marianna Longa, Italian skier
Marianna Palka, Scottish actress and director

Pop Culture References for the name Marianna

Marianna, character in "The Burning Plain"

Marrianna, Maryana, Marriana, Marianna


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!