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Marina (F)>

Marina (female)

Variants:Màiri (F) Marna (F)
Pet Name(s):Marni (F) Marnie (F)
Derivative of:Màiri (F)
Can be spelt:Merina (F)
Masculine form:Marius (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Personal communication [MA4 and TL3]

Italian, Spanish, English, Scottish and German; the feminine form of Marinus, a Latin family name from Marius.

Marina is used in Scotland as an Anglicized form of Màiri, (the Gaelic form of Mary) with the addition of the traditional Scottish feminine ending -ina.  A Scottish correspondent [MA4] tells us that her name is a deliberate elision of the names of her sisters, Mary and Ina.

Also one of a large number of Dutch and Flemish variants of Maria [q.v.], derived from the Hebrew name Miriam/Mariamne and a given name in its own right.