Maria, Marina

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FOR REAL: Latin form of the Hebrew name Miryam, from which we get Mary. Maria is the form used in many European languages, including German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, the Scandinavian languages, and Dutch, to name a few. Marina is a feminine form of the Latin name Marinus, which means either "sea" or is derived from the god Mars. Marina isn't that common in English, but it is used in many other European (especially Slavic) languages.

diminutives: Mia, Marisha

related names: Mary, Marie, Miriam, other forms