Meaning and Origin of Marin - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Marin

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Sea; of the sea; bitter
  • Latin, Russian : Sea maiden

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Ocean-loving

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Spanish (Marín), French, English, Slovenian, Croatian, and Romanian : from the Latin personal name Marinus, borne by several minor early saints. Originally this was a Roman family name derived from Marius (compare Marie), but was often taken to mean ‘of the sea’.
  • Italian (Venetia) : variant of Marino.
  • Serbian, Croatian, and Slovenian : from the personal name Marija or its short form Mara (see Maria).
  • Galician and Spanish : habitational name from a place called Marín, in particular the one in Pontevedra, Galicia.
  • French : occupational name for a sailor, Old French marin (Late Latin marinus, a derivative of mare ‘sea’).
  • Asturian-Leonese (Marín) : occupational name for a sailor in Asturies.