Name: Marian

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marian

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, maybe bitter
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  • Meaning:
    Pet form of Marie
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  • Meaning:
    Of the clan Marius
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MAH ree an)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marian

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Originally a medieval variant spelling of Marion.

    There was a tendency to see Marian as a blend of Mary and Ann, such as in the French Marianne.

    A famous bearer of this name is Maid Marian, Robin Hood's lady companion.

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