Gender: Female Meaning of Marnie: "rejoice" Origin of Marnie: Variation of Marni or Marnina, Hebrew "rejoice"

Marnie Origin and Meaning

The name Marnie is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "rejoice".

Short form that's much better known than the original, now dated to the era of the Hitchcock movie that made it famous. This may change since it was recently chosen by British singer Lily Allen, whose first daughter was christened the retro Ethel and is also attached to one of the more attractive characters on the tv show Girls.

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Pop Culture References for the name Marnie

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strawberry1117 Says:


I love this name! It was my great aunts name. Her full name was Marnina, which means "rejoice" in Hebrew.

Marnie_V Says:


I love having this name. I have only ever met a few other Marnie's in my life, one Marni (which I don't like as much). People always tell me how unique my name is and I couldn't agree more. As a child of the 80's I sometimes was called "Barney" after that awful purple dinosaur. Don't think that would be a problem now! Sometimes people ask me if it's short for Margaret or Maureen (it's not).

Tigris Says:


The main character in Disney's made-for-tv movie "Halloweentown" is Marnie Cromwell. I love the series. That was the first time I've heard the name and wondered if it was a nickname for a longer name.

Rachel_raised by mermaids Says:


I first heard this name in 'Call the Midwife' and I really like it. Though it isn't really a household name, I think there is a classic feel to it and it is certainly very pretty.

cinderellagirl91 Says:


This is my name, as a small child I hated it and got teased a lot. However now that I am 26 years old I love it, it's so unique I have never met another Marnie before!

marnie r Says:


My name! Sometimes I wish it was short for something longer, but I think it stands fine enough on it's own.

Mikayla395 Says:


When I read the read and saw "When Marnie was There", I fell in love with this. It's cute and mature, and could be short for so many different things such as Marian, Marina, Marianna, Margaret, and more. I have a cousin with this name, and they're real name is Margaret. I would name my child this name in a heartbeat :)

-EagleEyes- Says:


Oh, okay. Thanks for telling me! I think it's really cute both ways :)

Emily Norman Says:


I am American (mar-nee), while he has a British accent (mah-nee). :)

-EagleEyes- Says:


Just wondering, what are the pronunciations? I can only think of one.

Emily Norman Says:


The Studio Ghibli movie adaptation of "When Marnie Was There" made me fall in love with this name. Beautiful movie. Beautiful name. Would be a top contender for our next child, if DH and I didn't pronounce it differently. Poo.

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