Favorite Marian names?

What are your favorite [name_u]Marian[/name_u] names (related to or variations of [name_f]Mary[/name_f])? They can be just versions in different languages ([name_u]Marie[/name_u], [name_f]Miriam[/name_f]…) names containing [name_f]Mary[/name_f] ([name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_u]Marian[/name_u]) or just related somehow ([name_f]Annunziata[/name_f], [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Maris[/name_f]…). I’ve realized that I really like this name family and was curious about what others thought! Additionally, although I put this in the girl category, if you like boy names that fit the criteria, I’d love to hear them.

Thank you!

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I love [name_f]Miriam[/name_f] but I believe it probably came before [name_u]Marian[/name_u] and other “[name_f]Mary[/name_f]” names

I also love the [name_u]Marion[/name_u] version although I’m not sure whether it comes from [name_f]Mary[/name_f] or [name_f]Miriam[/name_f]. [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] is another favorite of mine!

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Some of the connections are more direct than others! The etymology is fairly unclear on many of the names in this family, but [name_f]Miriam[/name_f] is probably older than most of them.

I love [name_u]Marion[/name_u], [name_f]Miriam[/name_f], and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] as well! Thanks for the answer.

i love every single one i’ve ever heard :sweat_smile:

big [name_f]Miriam[/name_f] fan here too, but also [name_f]Mariam[/name_f], [name_f]Mari[/name_f], [name_u]Marian[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] double names, [name_f]Marianne[/name_f], [name_f]Marisol[/name_f], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_u]Maria[/name_u], etc etc etc

Plain and simple [name_f]Mary[/name_f], definitely the best one! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I also like [name_u]Marion[/name_u], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], and [name_u]Maria[/name_u] (pronounced Muh-rye-uh).

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Marion, [name_f]Miriam[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] are also my favourites! I quite like [name_f]Maryam[/name_f] and [name_u]Marie[/name_u] too.

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Same here! I’m wracking my brains trying to think of one I don’t like. Thanks for the responses!

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Mary is definitely at least tied for my favorite [name_u]Marian[/name_u] name! is Muh-rye-uh a common pronunciation for [name_u]Maria[/name_u] in your area? I never hear that pronunciation without an h at the end here.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Lovely, thank you!

No, not at all. I actually heard it in [name_m]Hamilton[/name_m] and I really liked it!

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Rosemary and [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] are my favorites because they have the bonus of [name_u]Marian[/name_u] + nature associations.

Also love [name_f]Mara[/name_f] and just plain [name_f]Mary[/name_f].

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I feel the same way about [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] and [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]! The lovely sound, the [name_u]Marian[/name_u] connection, and the natural imagery make me love them.

Love [name_f]Mara[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] as well! Thanks for responding!

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Ahhh my favourite name topic!
Salette
Laboure
Letteria
Sterpeta
Fiat
Prouille ([name_f]Pru[/name_f]-ee)
Civita
Magnificat
Consolasta
Imaculee
Avemaria
Walsingham
Biancamaria
Theotokos
Hailmary
Misericordia

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Maren or [name_f]Mairead[/name_f] are my favourite

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I love: [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Amaris[/name_f], [name_f]Maris[/name_f], [name_f]Maren[/name_f], and [name_f]Marae[/name_f]! I also like [name_f]Merry[/name_f], [name_f]Merryn[/name_f], and Merriall, although I don’t know if those count!

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@RelaxationVacation, thank you for the loads of interesting names! I especially like Biancamaria, [name_f]Consolata[/name_f], Avemaria, and Salette.

@Greyblue, thank you! [name_f]Maren[/name_f] is lovely, and I just remembered that I had a friend called [name_f]Mairead[/name_f] growing up!

@dogs_books, thank you! By my loose definition of [name_u]Marian[/name_u] for the moment, [name_f]Merry[/name_f] and the others definitely count (and are fantastic).

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I LOVE Spanish composite names with [name_f]María[/name_f] -ESPECIALLY [name_f]María[/name_f] [name_u]Paz[/name_u] and [name_f]María[/name_f] [name_f]Luz[/name_f]. If I had any Hispanic heritage, I would have a little [name_f]María[/name_f] [name_u]Paz[/name_u] for sure!

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@almostactually I believe it’s a pronunciation used sometimes in England and maybe other parts of the UK, maybe not anymore but historically. Maria Reynolds (in Hamilton) lived in the US when there was still strong British influence in the US (and was married to a British officer so was probably British herself), so that makes sense.

My favorites are Miriam, Rosemary, Marigold, Marisol, Maren, Mae

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Miriam is by fare my favorite… then [name_f]Maren[/name_f] is a form of [name_f]Mary[/name_f], right?

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Mine is [name_u]Sol[/name_u] :sunny: which can come from [name_f]María[/name_f] del [name_u]Sol[/name_u] or [name_f]María[/name_f] de la [name_f]Soledad[/name_f].

Also love [name_u]Paz[/name_u], [name_f]Luz[/name_f], [name_f]Fe[/name_f], [name_f]Lourdes[/name_f], [name_f]Milagros[/name_f], [name_f]Socorro[/name_f], [name_f]Pilar[/name_f], [name_f]Belen[/name_f], Rocío and [name_u]Rosario[/name_u] :two_hearts:

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