Marianne (given name)

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Marianne
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 004.jpg
Marianne is popular in part because it combines the names of the Virgin Mary and her mother Saint Anne, seen here depicted in a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Gender female
Origin
Word/Name Hebrew
Meaning Variant of Miriam or combination of Mary and Anne.
Other names
Related names Mary, Anne, Mariamne, Marian, Miriam

Marianne is a female name. It is the French version of Mariamne, which is a variant of Mary, ultimately from the Hebrew Miriam, Mirjam (Aramaic: Mariam)[1] In the Bible the Hebrew name Mariamne is mentioned. In late Greek Marianna was used.

In 18th century France Marianne became a popular name as a variant of Marian, Marie. It can also be seen as a combination of Marie and Anne. It gave inspiration to several double names such as Marie-Anne, Anne-Marie as well as other variants such as Anna Maria, Ana-Maria and Marianna and alternate spellings Mary Ann and Mary Anne. The combination of the two names has also been popular with Christians because Saint Anne is traditionally the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary.

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