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The name Marni originates from several languages, including Hebrew, meaning "rejoice",[1] and Latin as a variant of "Marina", meaning "of the sea".[2] It also has derivations from Gaelic and Swahili. "Marni" and "Marnie" are the two most common spellings of the female first name, ranking 2,446 and 1,498, respectively, out of 4,275 for females of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census.


Due to its many derivations, a number of alternate spellings and related variant names exist, including:

  • Marni
  • Marnee
  • Marnie
  • Marny, a Scandinavian variant of Marina
  • Marney
  • Marne
  • Marna
  • Marnette
  • Marnina

People with the given name[edit]

People with the surname[edit]

  • Helen Marnie (born 1978), Scottish musician with the band Ladytron

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harrison, Philip; Lewis, Rose (January 1, 1986). Baby names: no-nonsense parenting guide. Longmeadow Press. p. 30. ISBN 9780681400948. Retrieved February 18, 2019 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Redmond Satran, Pamela; Rosenkrantz, Linda (February 20, 2007). The Baby Name Bible: The Ultimate Guide By America's Baby-Naming Experts. Macmillan. p. 185. ISBN 9780312352202. Retrieved February 18, 2019 – via Google Books.