Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ma-REE-nuys(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name Marius or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea". Saint Marinus was a 4th-century stonemason who built a chapel on Monte Titano, in the country that is today known as San Marino.

Related Names

DiminutivesRien, Rini, Rinus, Riny(Dutch)
Feminine FormsMarina(Ancient Roman) Marijn, Marina(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesMarin(Bulgarian) Marin, Marinko(Croatian) Marin(French) Marinos(Greek) Marino(Italian) Marin(Romanian) Marin, Marinko(Serbian) Marino(Spanish)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022