Marian

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See also: Marián and marian

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A variant of Marion, a medieval derivation of Mary, often also interpreted as a contraction of Mary and Ann, or as a variant of Mariana.

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. a female given name.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1: Act III, Scene III:
      There's no more faith in thee than in a steward prune, nor no more truth in thee than in a drawn fox; and for womanhood, Maid Marian may be the deputy's wife of the ward to thee.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Mary +‎ -an

Adjective[edit]

Marian ‎(comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. (Christianity) Of, or relating to the cult of the Virgin Mary
    a Marian apparition
    Marian devotions
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Noun[edit]

Marian ‎(plural Marians)

  1. (historical) One of the Scots who remained loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots in the disputes following her deposition.

Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Marian ‎(comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. Of or relating to Gaius Marius, Ancient Roman general and statesman.
    Marian reform

Etymology 4[edit]

Mari +‎ -an

Adjective[edit]

Marian ‎(comparative more Marian, superlative most Marian)

  1. Of or relating to the Mari people.
    the famous Marian diviner, Asqudum

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Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. Genitive singular form of Maria.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. a male given name

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius.

Proper noun[edit]

Marian

  1. a male given name.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marian m pers ‎(feminine Marianna)

  1. a male given name.

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