I like this name, but only depending on the pronunciation. In the UK it sounds nice, when it's pronounced Marry-Anne, as in to marry someone. But a lot of Americans don't differentiate the way they pronounce the word marry and the name Mary, so they pronounce the name as Mary-Anne, which makes it sound dowdy.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2020
This is my name, though I chose to spell it Mariann. It’s beautiful sounding and you rarely meet someone with it. I love hearing people say it, however it can be annoying as people sometimes insist on calling you Marianna or Mary. So annoying. Also, the name means bitter rebel and warlike and I definitely fit the bill. I’m kind and warm, but I can be confrontational and rebel against being told what to do or how to be and I don’t forgive easily. I read books with the characters with this name and they posses similar qualities to me. It also carries a sense of passion with it.
Loveoldfaahionenames  10/27/2018
The mother of the main character in the popular Nickelodeon show The Wild Thornberrys (1998-2004) was named Marianne Thornberry.
Pastell23  12/1/2017
Marianne Elizabeth Lane Hickey is an American former chess player. Her combination of good looks and chess-playing ability made her an international celebrity, even though she never achieved the title of chess master. Her photo appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, making her the first of only two chess players ever to appear on its cover. There were articles about her in Look, Newsweek, The New Yorker and many other magazines.
cutenose  6/26/2017
I love the name Marianne, it's very pretty. Some nicknames are Mari, Ria, Maria, Anne, Anna, Aria, Maria, Arianne, Arianna, Rianne, Rianna and Ari.
Sania01  8/3/2016
The name Marianne was given to 100 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Marianne North was a prolific English Victorian biologist and botanical artist.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2015
Marianne was common in Norway in the 1960s and '70s. It ranked at #8 in 1965, 1970, and 1975; #4 in 1980 (behind Anne, Camilla and Katrine) and was off the charts by 1985.
Quamalamalam  2/17/2015
Marianne is a gorgeous, classy, stunning, timeless and beautiful name. :)
― Anonymous User  1/26/2015
So delectable. I love the way it looks and sounds, and being the embodiment of the (French) Enlightenment gives it an additional good factor.
Just Jonquil  1/10/2015
Princess Marianne of Orange-Nassau (1810-1883), daughter of King William I of the Netherlands.
CarolinW  11/25/2013
The more I mull over this name, the more I like it! I think it is pretty, feminine and traditional without sounding boring. It's timeless. I like that it is not super trendy right now. It is refreshing.
emily  11/13/2013
The name Marianne was given to 96 baby girls born in the US in 2012. The spelling Maryann is currently more popular.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Sometimes King Herod's wife's name is translated as Marianne.
thesnowwhiterose  7/15/2013
A gorgeous timeless name that's not at present much used in France yet not outmoded there either.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2012
Marianne Csaky is a Hungarian contemporary artist.
bathos  7/30/2010
"C'mon Marianne" was the last Top 10 hit (at least until 1975) for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in 1967.
Anyechka  9/10/2009
The German pronunciation is mah-ree-AH-nə. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/7/2009
It's also used in Sweden.
Frozten  6/26/2009
I love this name. I know it's kinda old-fashioned, but I still love it. Marie and Anne are both beautiful names, so adding them together makes it even prettier.
MtotheK  5/24/2009
Marion or Mary-Anne is easier to say.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2008
My name is Mary but I would never name a child just "Mary" by itself, so I looked at the variations and I loved this one, it's very old fashioned and sweet. ;)
marythenamefairy  9/27/2008
This is my name, and I think it's a pretty good name, even if nothing particularly exciting. The good things about this name are that it's international, and spell checkers accept it in many languages, at least in the ones I can speak, and it's one of those mature, sophisticated, classical names that don't sound ditzy or immature, so my name isn't going to be the reason if I get turned down for jobs. It simply seems to me that almost all the Mariannes I've run into here in Finland are obese middle-aged secretaries in boring schools or something, even though there are exceptions. I have yet to hear of anyone really cool with this name. I don't really like the way my name sounds in American English, as it sounds so old-fashioned and almost country-ish without the ditz factor.
slight night shiver  4/29/2008
My name is Marianne, and this is to respond to the one commet left from a Marianne in Finland. I am sorry that all the Marianne's you know are obese and work boring jobs. I live in the U.S.A. I am not obese and I have never worked a boring job. Right know I am a truck driver, operate heavy equipment, and lay underground pipe. I know a couple of other Marianne's and they are so called rebels like me that don't work conventional jobs and they also not obese. I really am sorry that you haven't met any cool ones. We are out there.
marianneut  11/10/2008
British singer and songwriter, discovered by the Rolling Stones in the early 60s, Marianne Faithful possesses this beautiful name.
ars musica  4/12/2008
This is one of my absolute favourite girl's names. If I have a daughter, she's being called Marianne. (I prefer this spelling too, as it makes pronunciation very clear.)
gwells  7/19/2007
Marianne is the personification of the French republic; she is shown as a revolutionary woman with flowing hair and wearing the cap of liberty.
Anneza  8/16/2006
Marianne was the name of my grandmother and I think it is a lovely name. She didn't like the "n" sound in it, but I think this is a name which simply rolls off your tongue. It's classy, elegant and timeless.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Marianne Dashwood is a character in Jane Austen's "Sense & Sensibility" (played by Kate Winslet in the film version from 1995).
"So long Marianne" is a song by Leornad Cohen.
Elphi  12/17/2005
Marianne was a character on "Gilligan's Island." She was played by Dawn Wells.
breakofday  12/16/2005

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