[ 3 syll. ma-riel, mar-i-el ] The baby girl name Mariel is pronounced MaaRRiy-EHL †. Mariel's language of origin is Hebrew and Celtic, and it is used mainly in the English, Hebrew, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian languages. The name is usually derived from Mary under the influence of Muriel. In the case of the actress Mariel Hemingway (1961-), her name is taken from the Cuban port of Mariel.
Mariel is a short form of the Italian and English Mariella in the English, Hebrew, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian languages and a pet form of the English Mary in the Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian languages.
Mariel is also a variant form of the English, French, German, and Irish Muriel in the English language.
Mariel has 18 variant forms. Variant forms include Mar, Marelia, Marelle, Marial, Mariale, Marieke, Mariela, Mariele, Marieli, Mariell, Marielle, Mariely, Marielys, Mariet, Mariola, Maryel, and Maryille.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Mariel.
See also the related form, the Basque, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Scandinavian, Spanish, Armenian, Estonian, Hungarian, Russian, and Slavic Maria.
Mariel is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1992, 0.013% of baby girls were given the name Mariel. Its ranking then was #773. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is of only sporadic use today. Within the group of girl names directly linked to Mariel, Maria was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Mariel include Marali, Marie-Lou, Mariele, Marieli, Mariely, MariLee, Marilah, Marilee, Marilla, Marilou, Marilu, Marleah, Marrilee, Mary Lou, Maryille, Maryla, Marylee, Maryli, Marylie, and Marylou.
† Pronunciation for Mariel: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Mariel:
Actress Mariel Hemingway, born Mariel Hadley Hemingway, November 22, 1961, Mill Valley, California.
Soccer Player Mia Hamm, born Mariel Margaret Hamm, 17 March 1972, Selma, Alabama.