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Meaning of Marina

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The name Marina has the following meaning:

Star of the sea. Derived from Maria.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Marina is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 374 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Marina fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 80 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 612 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Marina in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Marina is pronounced as muh-ree-nuh


Marina originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Marina and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Marina: Boys - Atticus, Cassius, Corbin, Dexter, Fidel, Seneca, Silvio, Trent, Girls - Carla, Kiersten, Lucinda, Rosella, Venus, Both genders - Anthony


Popular Variants for the name Marina: Mareeba (Swedish), Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marenka, Marinae, Marinah, Marinda, Marindi, Marine (French), Marinell, Marinka, Marinna, Marinochka (Russian), Marni, Marrina, Maryna, Merina, Mirena


Common nicknames for the name Marina are: Mari, Mia, Mina, Rina


We think the name Marina should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Marina to be: Sporty and athletic woman

In one word, you might describe Marina as a(n) "sporty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Marina (or its variants) are:

Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova, born on 12 June, a famous ballerina. Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova's background: The first Soviet-trained prima ballerina. She was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1975.

Marina Sirtis, born on 29 March, a famous actress. Marina Sirtis's background: An English actress who is most noted for playing the half-human/half-Betazoid Counselor/Commander Deanna Troi on the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Marina Abramovi?, born on 30 November, a famous artist. Marina Abramovi?'s background: A performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Active for over three decades, she has recently begun to describe herself as the “grandmother of performance art.”
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Molly (103)
Mya (124)
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