A derivative of Latin Marius.
The name is sometimes treated as a masc. of Mariana (cf. Mary and Mary-Anne). In the early Christian era, Marianus was also treated as an adjective meaning 'of Mary'.
- Early Modern Swedish
- ● 1582 Mareina (nom) Audén1980 p. 172
- ● 1522x1532 Marianus (nom) DSF p. 52, 30;
1527 Mariani (gen) Rome1527 p. 89
- ● 1513x1521 Mariano LeoX p. 15
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Marianus". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Marianus.