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

The name Marielle is a girl's name of French, Dutch origin meaning "bitter". Marielle and is often added to lists like International Variations of Mary and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Marielle

Marielle Goitschel, French Olympic skier.
Marielle Thompson, Canadian Olympic freestyle skier.
(Jaclyn) Marielle Jaffe, American actress.
Marielle de Sarnez, French MEP.
Marielle Gallo, French MEP.
Marielle Labèque, French pianist along with sister Katia Labèque.
Marielle Bogue (b. 2015) daughter of Marissa Mayer and Zack Bogue.

Pop Culture References for the name Marielle


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.