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Pronunciation

mɛriænə

Origin

Spanish, Portuguese, Slavic

Meaning

Often assumed to be a combination of the two popular names Maria and Anna, this is actually a classic first name in its own right, with its own long history. Going back to Roman times, Mariana is the feminine version of the male name Marianus. Its proud history includes a mention by Shakespeare, in his play “Measure for Measure”, as well as a poem by Lord Tennyson.

Rank in the year 2015

Mariana was ranked #615 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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