Maren sounds pretty, stately, and mature.
someone-  10/25/2020
If I have a daughter, her name will be Maren! Maren Noelle. (I also love the name Nia, check out my profile.)
It's such a gorgeous name! If you are a Maren you are blessed with a gorgeous name. Lucky you!
pineapplequeen  5/11/2020
American singer Maren Morris bears this name.
606525  1/4/2020
I have noticed lately that the name "Maren" is pronounced like Karen. My name is Maren and I am named after my great grandmother from Denmark and her mother before her. It is pronounced like Mah-ren. I think it is beautiful pronounced that way--but rarely do doctor's offices ever get it right ;)
maren34  11/5/2019
Not my cup of tea, also rhymes with Karen.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2018
The name Maren comes from the old high german word "Mare" that means nightmare.
In Danish it means "star of the sea", "the living one to the sea" and "the belonging of one to the sea".
Mara Paulie  3/29/2018
The name Maren was given to 290 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Maren are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Maren Larae Morris is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.
cutenose  5/23/2017
My great aunt came to this country, from Norway, at age 10 along with her mother and father and ten siblings. My grandmother, one of the sibs, was a baby. The aunt's name was Maren, pronounced similarly to Karen. Admission officials at Ellis Island did as what happened to so many people back then, not familiar with the name, made it Marion. She was Marion for the rest of her long life.
Owlmom  1/20/2017
I like it spelled Meryn. Rhymes with Teryn.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2016
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
Pretty name.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2016
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
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
I love the name Maren.. Rhyming with Karen. Beautiful!
― Anonymous User  7/30/2015
Rhymes with Karen.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2015
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
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
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
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
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
I love the name `Maren´. It sounds so cute!
SkullRose  4/4/2009
It is probably said the same way as Sharon or Karen.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2008
Maren Kirstine Kierkegaard was one of Soren Kierkegaard's sisters.
lcgirl20  11/15/2007
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
I know a girl with this name, hers is spelled Marin and pronounced Mahr-in.
Annabeau  2/14/2007
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
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
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
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 Norway, it is pronounced as MAH-ren.
Ylva  4/26/2006
Maren is also a commonly used name in Norway.
Lunalumiere  1/11/2005

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