Origin:French
Popularity:2400
Meaning:star of the sea and grace
A figure of many faces, Marian is a French gender-neutral name that defies strict definitions. As a variation of the Latin Maria or Marius, Marian has a myriad of meanings, including "rebellious," "beloved," "bitter," or "warlike." It's no wonder the name bear close proximity to the legendary Maid Marian, Robinhood's famed lover whose complex character has cemented her as an early feminist icon. Both a damsel and a heroine, Marian is just as celebrated for her independence and courage as she is for her beauty and loyalty.

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