Gender: Female Meaning of Marielle: "bitter" Origin of Marielle: Dutch and French diminutive of Mary

Marielle Origin and Meaning

The name Marielle is a girl's name of French, Dutch origin meaning "bitter".

Mariel Hemingway made us aware of the more abbreviated spelling of this charming name, which dates back to the nineteenth century.

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akocean Says:


I found there is another meaning for Marielle which is “star of the sea” 😍 (Latin) Most names that start with a ‘Mar’ have to do with the water/ marine / marina .

If we have a girl we will be using this name ♥️
Although the meaning on Nameberry is “bitter” we can just pretend they forgot to add the sweet hehe “bittersweet” 😊 Xxx

raefrank Says:


Since it's a form of Mary, which means "bitter," the meaning of Marielle to me is actually a form of one of the most revered, honored, and precious women (for some cultures) in history. If you love the name, that might help.

MidnightRenaissance Says:


my mum is dutch and she wanted to give me this name, but according to her the 'i' isn't actually pronounced, and due to everyone mispronouncing it at the hospital, my name ended up being 'Marelle', as in 'ma-rel'. I do really like my name, and it is very unique in the English speaking world, have only ever come across one Narelle, have never even heard of some else with this name.

headintheclouds Says:


I know a lovely woman named Marielle who makes me associate this name with a sweet and respected mother figure in the community. Marielle has the elements of current popular names (e.g. Isabelle) and sounds familiar, despite being quite unique and distinctive. It has a charming slightly vintage feel that is just right for bringing back into fashion. I love the sound of Mari- combined with the -elle too, how the name just rolls off the tongue and how elegant it looks spelled out.

LawsonSandy2010 Says:


So beautiful - I just wish it had a pretty meaning to match!

marielle Says:


My name is Marielle and i love it! Although my name has been butchered in both speech and writing over the years,i wouldn't trade for any other name. Its beautiful and unique and not uncommon amongst south americans or western europeans.

jadeelle Says:


I actually really think this is pretty.