Mary Ann

August 25, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Marian” or “Marianne“, combining “Mary” with “Ann” / “Anne“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Manon, Marian, Mariana, Marianne, Marie, Marieanne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Mary, Maryann, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Mary Ann Wilson, Jane’s shrewd, observant, and witty friend at Lowood Institute, in Jane Eyre, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte.

WRITERS:
– Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880), English novelist and journalist who wrote under the pen name “George Eliot”.
Mary Ann O’Malley (1889-1974), English novelist and traveler (also known as “Cottie Sanders”) who published under the pen name “Ann Bridge”.
Mary Ann Shadd (1823-1893), American activist, editor, journalist, and publisher.

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