Italian, Polish, English
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + grace"

Marianna Origin and Meaning

The name Marianna is girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + grace".
While Marianna looks like a spelling variation of Mariana, the two names have different etymologies. While the one-N spelling derives from the Roman name Marianus, Marianna is a combination of two classics, Maria and Anna, used in many European languages.

Marianna was on and off the US Top 1000 list throughout the twentieth century, and it has now ranked consistently since 1995. While it has never appeared in the upper half of the US popularity charts, it's a very popular choice in Italy and Poland.

The meaning of Maria is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).
# 859 in the US

Marianna Rank in US Top 1000

Marianna Popularity

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Famous People Named Marianna

  • Marianna HillAmerican actress
  • Marianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNultybirth name of Penny Singleton, American actress
  • Marianna ToloAustralian basketball player
  • Marianna MartinesAustrian singer and pianist
  • Marianna LongaItalian skier
  • Marianna PalkaScottish actress and director

Marianna in Pop Culture

  • Mariannacharacter in "The Burning Plain"