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Maren is a baby name that has made some appearances on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States over the last few decades, but ever since 2016, it really appears to be on the rise, even making the top 500 in 2020 and 2021. That could have something to do with a popular country music singer. Maren is ultimately derived from Mary and has a great meaning that many parents will love. Pair it with both classic and trendy middle names.

Meaning of the name Maren:

Latin: Drop of the sea

Origin of the name Maren:

Maren is one of many names that have been derived from the classic name Mary over the years. Mary's exact meaning isn't known, but it's thought to mean “drop of the sea.”

Symbolism of the name Maren:

New parents may find symbolism in Maren's meaning, “drop of the sea.” The sea can symbolize everything from hope to power to strength, and all of those are great hopes for your baby girl's future.

Style of the name Maren:


Gender of the name Maren:

Maren is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Maren:


Number of syllables in the name Maren:


Emotion evoked from the name Maren:

The baby name Maren evokes images of someone who is a bit sassy and flirty. She is always making friends.

Alternative spellings for the name Maren:

  • Maryn
  • Marin 
  • Marren
  • Marrin
  • Marryn

Nicknames for the name Maren:

Popularity of the name Maren:

According to the Social Security Administration, Maren was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States in 1979, 1980, and 1982, and it made a comeback between 2004 and 2008. It made a second comeback in 2016, and it has been growing in popularity ever since. It last ranked at number 439 in 2021.

Related names for the name Maren:

Great middle names for Maren and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Maren:

  • Maren Morris (country music singer)
  • Maren Ade (screenwriter, producer, and director)
  • Maren Baumbach (handball player)
  • Maren Hassinger (artist and sculptor)
  • Maren Seidler (track and field champion)
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