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Contraction of MARIA with ANA. MARIA means bitter and ANA means GRACEFUL.
mariann  8/21/2005
Mariana was one of Shakespeare's favorite names--he used it in more than one of his plays.
tmarie  12/2/2005
Mariana is the subject of a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson and pre-Raphelite paintings based on the poem.

"She only said, 'The night is dreary,
He cometh not, ' she said;
She said, 'I am aweary, aweary,
I would that I were dead!' "
watermia  4/18/2006
Makes me think of marijuana.
esma  9/11/2006
Don't like it. Too common and trashy.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2007
Not quite "people" related, but the Mariana Trench is the deepest location on the surface of the Earth's crust, and is located in the western North Pacific Ocean.
Calanthe  8/27/2008
Actor Boleslav Polívka and Marcela Černá have a daughter Mariana Polívková (b. 2007). She measured 50 centimeters and she weighed 3.48 kilograms at the birth.
Emilie007  11/24/2008
I really like this name, it sounds very sweet and innocent. I have a best friend named Mariana, and she is sweet and innocent as her name sounds.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2009
Pronounced [muh-ree-UH-nuh] or [muh-RYUH-nuh] in Portuguese. In Portugal it's very common among young girls.
SugarPlumFairy  4/15/2010
I think it's beautiful.
Cobweb  7/12/2010
I love this name, I think it's so graceful. Both of my closest friends are named Mariana, and I love saying this name. It's also a baroque city in Brazil.
maryy.ia  9/19/2010
Mariana (1736-1813) was the daughter of King Jose I of Portugal and his wife Mariana of Spain, another Mariana.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
Mariana (1768-1788) was the daughter of Queen Maria I of Portugal and her husband Pedro.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
My name is Mariana. Honestly I have never liked it because growing up and living in Illinois people who are not of Latino origin have had a hard time with spelling and pronunciation. However everyone around me seems to really like it... I always get compliments. In Spanish, I see why my parents liked it and I like it much better pronounced correctly (Mah-Ri-Ahna) and I also like the nickname Mari my grandmother gave me. If you encourage your child to be proud of her name and its pronunciation, I see no reason as to why it would be a problem.
Mari_posa  8/9/2012
It's my name and I don´t like it. It was one of the most common names in Brazil in the 1980´s. If you´re walking along the streets and someone shouts "Mariana" 6 or more girls turn around thinking they are being called. In my first year at university there were 3 Marianas in my class. We were called by our surnames to avoid confusion.
My mother named me Mariana because she thinks it´s a sweet name. She wanted to name me Rebecca but my father doesn´t like it, so they agreed on Mariana.

Commom nicknames: Mari, Naná.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2012
My best friends name is Mariana. It's actually a Spanish name. I think it's an okay name, but she really suits the name. Everyone one says her name as Maryanna, when it's really said as Mari- on- a.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2014
Mariana is a character in William Shakespeare's play All's Well That Ends Well.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2015
Mariana is such a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2015
One of the characters in Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' is named Mariana. The poet Tennyson also wrote a poem which he named 'Mariana' which was inspired by Shakespeare's play. Additionally, inspired by both Shakespeare and Tennyson, the pre-raphaelite painter John Everett Millais painted his famous work 'Mariana'.
GemmaNZ  2/19/2016
I love this name. It's sweet and elegant. Very feminine. I don't like Maria or Ana but Mariana is perfect! It's one of my favorite names.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2016
Mariana Seoane is a Mexican actress, model and singer. Seoane was born June 10, 1976, from an Argentinian mother and a Cuban-Mexican father, Seoane demonstrated an interest in becoming an entertainer since a very early age. She began acting and singing professionally as a teenager. It is the former career, however, that has brought her much fame in Mexico and Latin America.
cutenose  1/27/2017

As my name is Mariana I was curious to learn more about it.
I was surprised to read it is popular in the Czech Republic because I lived there for a few years and this is definitely not a Czech name.
I am adding a statistic so you can see it is at no. 304.
I am Bulgarian and my name is popular in Bulgaria. According to your information only "Maria, Mariya" (this is just one name but as we use Cyrillic with Latin the letters vary from Maria to Mariya) exist.
Please note that in Bulgaria exist: Mariana, Mariyana(feminine) and Marian, Mariyan (masculine).
So I will be glad if you make a research and edit the data on behindthename. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  8/29/2017
Mariana is a name that comes from the ocean and it is a Spanish name too. My name is Mariana and it also has the name Ariana, Mari, Ana, and Maria too. The name means bitter and it comes from Mars too.
mc038933  5/9/2018

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