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Latinized form of Marian, ultimately from Mary or Mary + Ann. It is also the feminine form of Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius, but these rather rare Roman names have been completely intertwined with Maria in the Christian era.


Maria (Mary) + Ana (Anne). The city was named after Maria Anna of Austria, Queen consort of Portugal.