marin

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Spanish (Marín), French, English, Slovenian, Croatian, and Romanian: from the Latin personal name Marinus, borne by several minor early saints. Originally this was a Roman family name derived from Marius (compare Marie), but was often taken to mean ‘of the sea’.
  2. Italian (Venetia): variant of Marino.
  3. Serbian, Croatian, and Slovenian: from the personal name Marija or its short form Mara (see Maria).
  4. Galician and Spanish: habitational name from a place called Marín, in particular the one in Pontevedra, Galicia.
  5. French: occupational name for a sailor, Old French marin (Late Latin marinus, a derivative of mare ‘sea’).
  6. Asturian-Leonese (Marín): occupational name for a sailor in Asturies.
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