Mariana Meaning and Origin

The name Mariana is a girl’s name meaning “bitter” and is of Latin origin. Alternatively the name Mariana can be translated to “belonging to Marius” or “of the sea”. The latter meaning comes from the Latin word “mare”, which means “sea”. Mariana is also associated with the cult of the Virgin Mary in Christianity, particularly in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. The name became popular during the Renaissance period and has been used by many notable figures throughout history, including Mariana of Austria, Queen consort of Spain, and Mariana Islands, a group of islands in the western Pacific Ocean.

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