Girl name origins & meanings
- French : Bitter; star of the sea
Boy name origins & meanings
- Italian : Bitter; sea of bitterness
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Italian and Spanish : from the personal name Mariano, from the Latin family name Marianus (a derivative of the ancient personal name Marius, of Etruscan origin). In the early Christian era it came to be taken as an adjective derived fromMaria, and was associated with the cult of the Virgin Mary. It was borne by various early saints, including a 3rd-century martyr in Numibia and a 5th-century hermit of Berry, France.