[ 2 syll. ma-rian, mar-i-an ] The baby boy name Marian is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is MAAR-YaaN (Polish) †. Marian is used chiefly in the English, Czech, German, Polish, and Romanian languages, and it is derived from Latin origins. The name developed as a continental form of Marianus (Latin). It has often been bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary. See Marian for more information.
Marian is a variant of the name Marianus in the Czech, German, Polish, and Romanian languages.
Marian is also a variant of the name Marion (English and French) in the English language.
Marian is also a variant of the name Mark (English, Dutch, Russian, and Scandinavian) in the Polish language.
See also the related form, Maria (German, Italian, and Polish).
Marian is rare as a baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1901, 0.007% of baby boys were given the name Marian. Its ranking then was #827. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is today of very modest use. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Marian, Mark was the most commonly used in 2018. Marian has in the past century been predominantly given to girls. In 1914, Marian as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 47 times.
Baby names that sound like Marian include Maerin, Maerun, Maeryn, Maram, Maran, Maren, Marhwon, Marián, Marijn, Marin, Marnin, Marnun, Marnyn, Maron, Marum, Marwenn, Marwenne, Marwin, Marwine, and Marwinn.
† Pronunciation for Marian: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"