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Bust of Marianne sculpted by Théodore Doriot, in the French Senate
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.
MeaningVariant of Miriam or combination of Mary and Anne.
Other names
Related namesMary, Anne, Mariamne, Marian, Miriam

Marianne [ mair-ee-an, mar- ][1] is a female given name. Marianne is a name that has been popular for many centuries and it combines two names, Mary and Anne. Mary is a Hebrew name that can mean "bitter" or "beloved," while Anne is a Hebrew name that can mean "grace" or "favor." When these two names are put together, Marianne means "bitter grace" or "beloved grace."[2] It is the French form of Mariamne, which in turn is a version of Mary. In the late Greek, Marianna was used. In 18th century France, Marianne became a popular version of the name Marian. People named Mariannne include singer Marianne Faithfull. Fictional characters with the name include Marianne Dashwood in the book Sense and Sensibility. This is a unique name (not in the top 1000 newborn names in the US in 2021).

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  1. "Definition of Marianne |". Retrieved 2023-04-07.
  2. "Marianne name Meaning and Origin". Retrieved 2023-04-07.