Gender: Female Meaning of Mariella: "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved" Origin of Mariella: Italian and Dutch diminutive of Maria

Mariella Origin and Meaning

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

Lilting and nearly unknown here, with the currently popular ella ending, makes a good Marissa alternative.

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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Mariella's International Variations

Marielle (French)


RoddyThlayli Says:


I know someone named Mariella (pronounced like Mary-Ella). She's pretty awesome, so although I wasn't initially keen on it, it's grown on me.

LostKid Says:


This is one of the few names that sound like two common names put together that works well.

Saffron_Rice Says:


Alluringly beautiful!
I love this name.

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tori101 Says:


Such a pretty name, so feminine.

Guest Says:


from what I've heard, MAHRiella or it can Mary Ella as well.

faithnamer Says:


I would pronounce it like "Mahr-ee-ella"

unicornluvgirl Says:


It looks so pretty! Is it pronounced like Mari Ella, Mary Ella, or Marie La?