This year Mariana's Name day is on 8th December 2017
This name is a variant of the original name Mary
Saint Mary, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:
- All women, especially mothers
Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Mary has the following symbols associated
- The Christ-child
Historically Famous Marianas
8 December, the (Immaculate) Conception; 25 March, the Annunciation; 31 May, the Visitation; 15 August, her Assumption into heaven; 8 September, her birthday. Mary, the mother of Christ, is the most revered saint in the Christian world, and has several festivals in the Church's year. It is not surprising that her name has been one of the most popular for girls in all countries, as well as being used by boys in combination with a masculine name in Latin countries (like Jose Maria, for example). Mary also has various titles such as Maria de la Concepcion or Maria del Pilar, the title often being used as a name on its own - so you have girls named Pilar, Concepcion, Dolores, Consuela and Mercedes. The important quality of Mary was her willing obedience to Gabriel's announcement of the divine fiat. Her own fiat ('may it be unto me according unto Thy word') is often seen as the turning point when salvation came to the human race. She is also loved as the faithful woman who carried, bore and tended Jesus, and who witnessed his death and resurrection.