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Variant of MARNIE.

MARNIE   female   English
Possibly a diminutive of MARINA. This name was brought to public attention by Alfred Hitchcock's movie 'Marnie' (1964), itself based on a 1961 novel by Winston Graham.
MARINUS   male   Ancient Roman, Dutch
From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name MARIUS or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea".
MARIUS   male   Ancient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French
Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male". Gaius Marius was a famous Roman consul of the 2nd century BC. Since the start of the Christian era, it has occasionally been used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARS   male   Roman Mythology
Possibly related to Latin mas "male" (genitive maris). In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war, often equated with the Greek god Ares. This is also the name of the fourth planet in the solar system.
MARIA   female & male   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.

This was the name of two ruling queens of Portugal. It was also borne by the Habsburg queen Maria Theresa (1717-1780), whose inheritance of the domains of her father, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, began the War of the Austrian Succession.
MARY   female   English, Biblical
Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), a name borne by the sister of Moses in the Old Testament. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".

This is the name of several New Testament characters, most importantly Mary the mother of Jesus. According to the gospels, Jesus was conceived in her by the Holy Spirit while she remained a virgin. This name was also borne by Mary Magdalene, a woman cured of demons by Jesus. She became one of his followers and later witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection.

Due to the Virgin Mary this name has been very popular in the Christian world, though at certain times in some cultures it has been considered too holy for everyday use. In England it has been used since the 12th century, and it has been among the most common feminine names since the 16th century. The Latinized form Maria is also used in English as well as in several other languages.

This name has been borne by two queens of England, as well as a Queen of Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots. Another notable bearer was Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the author of 'Frankenstein'. A famous fictional character by this name is Mary Poppins from the children's books by P. L. Travers, first published in 1934.
ANCIENT ROMAN: Mariana, Marianus, Marina, Marinus, Marius
BULGARIAN: Marin, Marina
CROATIAN: Marijan, Marijana, Marijo, Marin, Marina, Marinela, Marinka, Marinko, Mario, Marjan, Marjana
CZECH: Marián, Marian
DANISH: Maren, Marina, Marius, Marna
DUTCH: Marijn, Marina, Marinus, Marius, Rien, Rina, Rini, Rinus, Riny
FRENCH: Marin, Marine, Marius
GEORGIAN: Marina, Marine
GERMAN: Ina, Marina, Marius
GREEK: Marina, Marinos, Marios
HUNGARIAN: Marián, Marianna
ITALIAN: Mariano, Marina, Marinella, Marino, Mario, Rina
LITHUANIAN: Marijona, Marijus
MACEDONIAN: Marijana, Marin, Marina, Marjan
NORWEGIAN: Maren, Marina, Marius
POLISH: Marian, Marianna, Mariusz, Marzanna
PORTUGUESE: Mariana, Mariano, Marina, Marinho, Mário
ROMANIAN: Marian, Marin, Marina, Marius
SERBIAN: Marijana, Marin, Marina, Marinko, Marjan
SLOVAK: Marián
SLOVENE: Marijan, Marijana, Marina, Marinka, Marjan, Marjana
SPANISH: Mariana, Marianita, Mariano, Marina, Marino, Mario
WELSH: Meirion, Meiriona, Merrion