Origin:Polish, Czech and Romanian form of Marianus/Marius
Meaning:"related to Mars, Roman god of war"
Description:An attractive and little-known member of the group of romantic, Euro-chic boys' names ending in -ian: think Julian, Fabian, Florian, Adrian.
Origin:French medieval variation of Marie
Meaning:"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
Description:Marian's (and sister spelling Marion's) image has gone through a sea change of late, recalling less middle-aged matron and more Robin Hood's romantic Maid Marian. Some influences: the SJ Parker-M. Broderick twin daughter Marion and the glamorous French actress Marion Cotillard.