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Maren is also a commonly used name in Norway.
-- Lunalumiere  1/11/2005
In Norway, it is pronounced as MAH-ren.
-- Ylva  4/26/2006
Maren is a beautiful name for a girl. The one girl I know with this name prounounces it mare-in. I like the spelling Maryn.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2006
In Nordic mithology, also in Latin, there were "marens", night creatures, who bothered people when they slept. Today, we have "nightmares", as reminescents.
-- gate  6/22/2006
How about that? My name cracked the top 1000 in each of the last two years. However, I still have yet to actually meet another Maren.
p.s. I LOVE my name.
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2006
My mother is of primarily Norwegian descent. She pronounces it as Mah-hren. She has an umlaut over the a: Mären. As for my opinion, the pronunciation of Mair-in is ugly and incorrect.
-- seaweed  11/9/2006
That makes me sad. D: This is how you pronounce my name. I know there are other people out there with my name but I've yet to meet a single one! All throughout school I've just been able to write my first name, since there's no other Maren in my schools.
-- neramarola  2/12/2010
I know a girl with this name, hers is spelled Marin and pronounced Mahr-in.
-- Annabeau  2/14/2007
My husband's great, great grandmother came to Nebraska from Denmark. Years ago, before we even had our daughter, we saw her headstone while visiting an old cemetary during a family reunion, and we thought the name was pretty. Our daughter is now 13, and her name is Maren Kirstine Rasmussen. We pronounce it Mare-in, however we have been told in Denmark is it Mah-ren. We thought it would be interesting to give a child a name with history, however she has been called everything from Maryann to Marian!
-- allisonr  3/11/2007
Maren Kirstine Kierkegaard was one of Soren Kierkegaard's sisters.
-- lcgirl20  11/15/2007
It is probably said the same way as Sharon or Karen.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2008
I love the name `Maren´. It sounds so cute!
-- SkullRose  4/4/2009
I like it pronounced ma-rehn and I hate it when it's spelled Marin because Marin is a Croatian and Romanian male name.
-- enchy  7/17/2009
In Denmark it's pronounced Mahr-un (mahr with the same kind of a sound as in car). It's considered quite the oldfashioned unelegant hill billy name and is strongly associated with dimwitted milkmaids. I don't know why, but being Danish I can't seem to get past that image myself. No offence to people with this name.

I think the name Maren is dying out here.
-- Anonymous User  7/7/2010
The name Maren was given to 226 baby girls in the US in 2012. I think it would be beautiful pronounced mah-REN, but I'm not sure if that's how you say it.
-- Oohvintage  7/16/2013
If you're at all familiar with Latin-based languages, the pronunciation is MAH-ren. It is absolutely NOT like Karen or Sharon. It means star of the sea and is a derivative of Mary. In Italian, "mare" is sea; it's pronounced maah-rea.
Maren is a Scandanavian and Scottish variation of Mary, but that doesn't mean we get to bastardize the pronunciation. Sorry for the rant: I'm Italian and my daughter's name is Maren. I live in Texas, and she - at 3 - corrects people when they mispronounce her name.
-- ajcolangelo  5/28/2014
My name, strangely enough, is also Maren. I also have been called many different names over the years, the most common being Marilyn, Maria, Marie or Marian. I correct people by saying that my name is Maren like Karen but with an M. My name was originally my great grandmother's who was Danish and and I love the fact that it is very different from the all too common names out there. I would not want to change it.
-- Tiggerknowsbest  6/1/2015
I love the name Maren.. Rhyming with Karen. Beautiful!
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2015
Rhymes with Karen.
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2015
I was named after my great, great grandmother from Tonder Denmark. I am Marentina.

Mahr-en is the pronunciation. [noted -ed]
-- purecosmo85  9/2/2015
My cousin named her oldest daughter this and I had never heard of it before. It's a lovely name for a lovely girl.
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2015
Pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2016
My daughter's name is Maren & I have always pronounced it Ma-REN. She says I should have spelled it Marin, because that is the normal spelling of how it is pronounced. I say "Who wants to be normal?" I love the name!
-- Newdeal2012  7/4/2016
I like it spelled Meryn. Rhymes with Teryn.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2016

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