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141k
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838
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in 2010

Marian

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How popular is the baby name Marian in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 56 56 0
1881 45 39 6
1882 47 42 5
1883 47 47 0
1884 66 61 5
1885 69 64 5
1886 60 55 5
1887 85 85 0
1888 97 92 5
1889 90 90 0
1890 117 112 5
1891 108 108 0
1892 169 164 5
1893 140 140 0
1894 124 124 0
1895 265 265 0
1896 272 267 5
1897 309 309 0
1898 348 343 5
1899 342 336 6
1900 416 408 8
1901 304 296 8
1902 343 338 5
1903 360 355 5
1904 412 406 6
1905 460 455 5
1906 498 498 0
1907 566 556 10
1908 584 579 5
1909 646 641 5
1910 816 806 10
1911 895 884 11
1912 1,327 1,313 14 #93 girl name
1913 1,469 1,452 17 #93 girl name
1914 1,896 1,862 34 #90 girl name
1915 2,637 2,612 25 #86 girl name
1916 3,231 3,198 33 #72 girl name
1917 3,296 3,267 29 #74 girl name
1918 3,540 3,503 37 #76 girl name
1919 3,299 3,262 37 #81 girl name
1920 3,874 3,844 30 #73 girl name
1921 4,096 4,064 32 #69 girl name
1922 3,979 3,951 28 #67 girl name
1923 4,063 4,028 35 #65 girl name
1924 4,234 4,196 38 #64 girl name
1925 4,006 3,979 27 #67 girl name
1926 3,905 3,859 46 #70 girl name
1927 3,748 3,720 28 #74 girl name
1928 3,930 3,886 44 #71 girl name
1929 3,478 3,447 31 #75 girl name
1930 3,253 3,213 40 #80 girl name
1931 2,900 2,861 39 #84 girl name
1932 2,858 2,837 21 #86 girl name
1933 2,656 2,637 19 #89 girl name
1934 2,444 2,426 18 #97 girl name
1935 2,291 2,264 27
1936 2,085 2,059 26
1937 1,923 1,904 19
1938 1,883 1,866 17
1939 1,855 1,837 18
1940 1,704 1,693 11
1941 1,690 1,678 12
1942 1,846 1,838 8
1943 1,801 1,793 8
1944 1,599 1,588 11
1945 1,457 1,447 10
1946 1,648 1,648 0
1947 1,615 1,606 9
1948 1,399 1,387 12
1949 1,363 1,363 0
1950 1,267 1,258 9
1951 1,243 1,234 9
1952 1,257 1,246 11
1953 1,373 1,366 7
1954 4,028 4,014 14
1955 1,513 1,497 16
1956 1,263 1,249 14
1957 1,350 1,350 0
1958 1,059 1,050 9
1959 1,075 1,069 6
1960 1,030 1,020 10
1961 912 906 6
1962 912 901 11
1963 860 853 7
1964 764 757 7
1965 600 600 0
1966 523 517 6
1967 489 481 8
1968 399 388 11
1969 351 343 8
1970 382 382 0
1971 323 315 8
1972 269 262 7
1973 265 265 0
1974 244 238 6
1975 211 206 5
1976 224 216 8
1977 216 205 11
1978 199 199 0
1979 189 189 0
1980 222 214 8
1981 204 204 0
1982 238 232 6
1983 186 180 6
1984 199 199 0
1985 200 200 0
1986 212 207 5
1987 179 179 0
1988 183 177 6
1989 201 193 8
1990 213 203 10
1991 237 232 5
1992 216 216 0
1993 176 170 6
1994 186 181 5
1995 153 153 0
1996 164 159 5
1997 160 160 0
1998 130 124 6
1999 171 171 0
2000 315 315 0
2001 205 205 0
2002 197 197 0
2003 190 190 0
2004 208 208 0
2005 209 204 5
2006 202 202 0
2007 181 181 0
2008 201 194 7
2009 169 169 0
2010 210 210 0
2011 151 151 0
2012 185 185 0
2013 172 172 0
2014 189 189 0
2015 233 233 0

Fun Facts about the name Marian

  • How many people with the first name Marian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141,271 babies born with the first name Marian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marian to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 56 new born babies.
  • When was Marian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marian is Wednesday, July 29th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Marian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marian was in 1924 with a total of 4,196 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marian!
  • Random Marian Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marian ranks 77th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 43 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Marian: Your name in reverse order is Nairam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ranima. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 838 people with the last name Marian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Marian as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Marian

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • White
  • Hall
  • Young

Common first names for Marian

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marian U.S.
  White 80.67% 64.26%
  African American 2.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marian

People with the last name Marian are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Marian" mean? The list below shows the origins of Marian as well as things modernly associated with the name Marian such as celebrities named Marian.

English

Origin and Meaning of Marian

The name "Marian" is of English origin, and it means "Bitter, or From the Sea". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ma"ri*an
Pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or sometimes to Mary, Queen of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Of or relating to or venerating the Virgin Mary

A variant of Marion, a medieval derivation of Mary, often also interpreted as a contraction of Mary and Ann, or as a variant of Mariana.

  1. A female given name.

Mary +‎ -an

  1. (historical) One of the Scots who remained loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots in the disputes following her deposition.

Mari +‎ -an

    Marian was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, German, and Polish

    Notable Persons With the Name Marian

    Marianne Faithfull

    Marianne Faithfull is a rock music, folk music, jazz, and blues musician. Her ongoing career started in 1964. Marianne was given the name Marian Evelyn Faithfull on December 29th, 1946 in Hampstead, London, England.

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    Marion Ross

    Marion Ross is an actress. She has been prominent since 1953. Marion was given the name Marian Ross on October 25th, 1928 in Minnesota, United States.

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    Marian Shields Robinson

    Marian Shields Robinson is a famous person. Marian was given the name Marian Lois Shields on July 30th, 1937 in Chicago.

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    Marian Rivera

    Marian Rivera is an actor, model (people), dance, music artist (occupation), and celebrity. Marian was born on August 12th, 1984 in Madrid.

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    Marián Hossa

    Marián Hossa is a hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 1996. Marián was born on January 12th, 1979 in Stará Ľubovňa.

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    Marian Gold

    Marian Gold is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1982. Marian was given the name Hartwig Schierbaum on May 26th, 1954 in Herford, West Germany.

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    • Marian Rejewski
      (mathematician)
    • Marián Gáborík
      (hockey player)
    • Marian Seldes
      (noteworthy somebody)
    • Marian Care Este Vanghelie
      (leading human)
    • Marián Vajda
      (tennis player)
    • Marian McPartland
      (musician)
    • Marian Kotleba
      (Governor of Banská Bystrica Region)
    • Marian Smoluchowski
      (scientist)
    • Marian Brown
      (actress)
    • Marian McCargo Bell
      (actress)
    • Marian Drăgulescu
      (gymnast)
    • Lindi St Clair
      (author)
    • Miriam Cooper
      (actress)
    • Marian Hooper Adams
      (famed person)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Marian

    Ferdinand Marian

    Ferdinand Marian was an actor. Ferdinand was given the name Ferdinand Haschkowetz on August 14th, 1902 in Vienna. He passed away on August 7th, 1946.

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    Lady Marian

    Lady Marian is a famed individual.

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    Michele Marian

    Michele Marian is a famous person. Michele was born on April 7th, 1963.

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    Victor Marian

    Victor Marian is a soccer player for the FC Costuleni, FC Unisport-Auto Chișinău, FC Nistru Otaci, FC Politehnica Chișinău, FC Rapid Ghidighici, AFC Rocar București, FC Milsami Orhei, and Moldova national football team. Victor was born on September 10th, 1984 in Chișinău.

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    Viorica Marian

    Viorica Marian is a famous individual.

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    Adrian-Mihail Marian

    Adrian-Mihail Marian is a designer. Adrian-Mihail was given the name Adrian Marian on May 15th, 1955 in Deva, Romania. Adrian-Mihail is also known as Adrian Marian.

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    What does the name Marian mean?

    Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

    Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

    Ris for reasonable, your understanding way.

    Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

    Ais for activities, for you have many.

    Nis for nifty, how neat!

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