Marina - Meaning of Marina
[ 3 syll. ma-ri-na, mar-ina ] The baby girl name Marina is pronounced Maa-RIY-Naa in German, Italian, Russian and Spanish †. Marina's language of origin is Latin. It is predominantly used in English, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish, Slavic, and Spanish. Due to the association with the element marinus, the name was used by Shakespeare for his play Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1607-1608), in which it was borne by Pericles' daughter in reference to her birth at sea. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Saint Marina (-304) is the name by which Saint Margaret of Antioch is known. The name was adopted by English speakers in the 14th century. It was later popularized by Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (1906-1968) who became the Duchess of Kent in 1934. In Scotland, the name is used as an Anglicized form of Màiri. Marina is the feminine form of the Dutch, German, and Scandinavian Marinus.
The name Marina is widely used; it has 37 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Mareena, Mareina, Maren (also used in Frisian, German, and Scandinavian), Marena, Marenka, Marin, Marinae, Marinah, Marinda, Marindi, Marinell, Marinelle, Marinka, Marinna, Marinochka, Mariña, Marna (also used in Scandinavian), Marne, Marnetta, Marnette, Marrina, Maryn, Maryna, Mayne, Merina, Mirena, and Myrena. Other English variants include the shortening Rena (also used in Italian), and the familiar forms Marni, Marnie, and Rina (also used in Dutch and Hebrew).
Forms used in foreign languages include Mareen (Scandinavian), Marene (Scandinavian), Marijn (Dutch), Marine (French), and Marisha (Russian). The familiar form Marinella (Italian) is another foreign variant.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Marina.
See also the related categories, princess (queen), romanian, daughter, english, greek, latin, element, slavic, sea, duchess (noble), portuguese, spanish, italian, church, polish, saint, anglicized, german, and russian.
Marina is a rather popular baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1930s up to the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 1994, 0.067% of baby girls were named Marina. It was #219 in rank then. The baby name has seen a decline in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #682 with a usage of 0.023%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Marina, Maren was the most frequently used. It was 16% more commonly used than Marina in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Marina include Marena, Maryna, Maharene, Mairianne, Mairwen, Marama, Marami, Maramy, Mariane, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marie Ann, Marie-Ann, Marienne, Marine, Marini, Mariun, Marjanna, and Marnay.
† Pronunciation for Marina: 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)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Marina:
Actress Marina Sirtis, born 29 March 1959, London, England.
Author Marina Warner, born 9 November 1946, London, England.
Royalty Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, born 13 December 1906 - 27 August 1968, Athens, Greece.