US Popularity:2551
Other Origin(s):Bulgarian, Latin
Meaning:Beloved; Wished-for child; Bitter, sour
Mariela is the Spanish and Bulgarian variant of the girl’s name, Maria. Meaning “beloved” or “wished-for child,” this name is widely celebrated for its ties to Mary, the mother of Jesus in the Christian Bible. While Mariela may also translate to “bitter” or “sour” in Latin, it’s still a timeless choice and a worthy contender if you’re searching for something even cuter than the biblical classic. If you’d like to honor baby’s faith or name them after an important Mary in your life, Mariela is a lovely twist on the original!

Mariela Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mariela is currently #2768 on The Bump
Girl:Mariela is currently #1909 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mariela is currently #2551 in U.S. births
Girl:Mariela is currently #1367 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 35
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Mariela, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, Mary, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Mariel (1)

  • WordSense Dictionary, Mariella

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 219

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