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Gender: Female Meaning of Marianne: "bitter; grace" Origin of Marianne: French, combination of Mary and Anne

The name Marianne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "bitter; grace". Marianne and is often added to lists like Jane Austen Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Octuplet Game - Girls!".

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Famous People Named Marianne

Saint Marianne Cope of Molo'kai, German-American nun
(Wilhelmina Frederika Louise Charlotte) Marianne of Orange-Nassau, Princess of the Netherlands; daughter of William I
Marianne Cecilie Auguste Friederike Wilhelmine Elisabeth Johanna, Princess of Prussia; Princess Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull, English singer
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress
Marianne Leone Cooper, American actress
Marianne St. Gelais, Canadian Olympic speed skater
Marianne Vos, Dutch Olympic cyclist
Marianne Werdel, American tennis player
Marianne Moore, American poet
Marianne Christine Stang Ihlen, Norwegian muse of singer Leonard Cohen
Marianne Stone, English character actress
Marianne Weber, German sociologist; wife of philosopher Max Weber
Maria Anna Thekla "Marianne" Mozart, cousin of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Pop Culture References for the name Marianne

Marianne Dashwood Brandon, character in Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"
Marianne Thornberry, mother on TV's "The Wild Thornberrys"
Marianne, character in the film "Strange Magic"
"C'mon Marianne," song by The Four Seasons
Marianne, character in book series "Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls"
Marianne Bryant, character in movie "Easy A"
Marianne, also known as Alice, a character from "Are you Alice?"
"So Long Marianne," song by Leonard Cohen
Marianne, a personification of the French Republic, stylized as a liberty goddess
Marianne, girlfriend of John Zoidberg in "Futurama" episode "Stench and Stenchibility"

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