Gender: Female Origin of Marin: Latin, of the sea"

Marin Origin and Meaning

The name Marin is a girl's name of Latin origin.

Marin is a lovely county north of San Francisco, and a lovely baby name on the rise, one which sounds more refreshing than the more familiar Marina.

As a place-name, Marin is pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, Ma-RIN, sort of like Marie, though when used as a name, many would say MAR-in, to rhyme with Karen.

Marin is unisex in several European countries (in Croatia it's currently Number 29 for boys); Maren is an alternate, Scandinavian, spelling. In France a very fashionable alternative for girls is Marine.

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Maren, Marinn, Marena, Marrin


connor Says:


Why is this only a female name?

Lothiriel Says:


This is my last name, and in Spanish we spell it Marín (pronunciation: mar-IN) and i honestly love it so much i'm not surprised some people use it as a name, since it's such a cute yet elegant sounding word :)

MrsP Says:


Nameberry -- PLEASE fix the banner and show this name as "unisex" (as you describe it) rather than just for girls. Even the majority of the famous people you list under Marin are men. My son Tristan named his own son Marin when looking for a strong-but-romantic "-n" -ending name. With its "of the sea" meaning -- and the fact that there was a male Saint Marin (San Marino is named after him) -- as well as a Marin in the tales of the Round Table, I think "Marin" fits the bill. (In my son's case, when he was a toddler, everyone thought he had a girl's name, too -- until "Legends of the Fall" came out. ;-)

indiefendi2 Says:


I don't like the place name pronunciation of it. When it rhymes with Karen it's much cuter.

miriam veblen Says:


I have a friend name Mairin.

headintheclouds Says:


I heard of this name and thought it was all right, but it grew on me. I love it for its clean and simple -n ending sound, not too common for many girls' names, and its no-fuss elegance. To me, Marin evokes the image of its meaning, the sea. I imagine waves and restful shores and the warmth of family, and for that reason, it's one of my top middle name considerations for a future daughter. It would be a tribute to both my parents, both of whose names have sea-related meanings.

Marin Says:


My name is Marin. I pronounce it Mar-in (a good way of explaining this in person is to say Marvin, without the v). I absolutely love my name. However, it is at times frustrating because some people call me Merin, Mary or Marty

Lilibet Says:


don't let negativity get you down. Pretty, but I think Madeleine as a classic first is equally as beautiful.

ldougie Says:


One of my best friends has this for a middle name. I think it works extremely well in the middle.

Lilibet Says:


extremely pretty. would love to use, but too many negative comments re: place name.