The Birth of Venus, oil on canvas by Sandro Botticelli, circa 1485; elipsis
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Mariano and Marian are sometimes seen as a conjunction of the two female names Mary and Ann. This name is an homage to The Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus. Mariano as an adjective, means pertaining or related to Maria (The Virgin Mary's name in Spanish). One interpretation can be "Maria's follower".
Mariano guilty of corruption charges: Jurors said the paper trail leading back to the councilman was ironclad. He was immediately detained.(Rick Mariano)
Mar 18, 2006; Byline: John Shiffman and Michael Currie Schaffer Mar. 18--Rick Mariano, an electrician who rose from a tough corner of...
Mariano case is now in jurors' hands: The councilman faces 22 corruption-related charges. If convicted, he could get up to 10 years in federal prison.(Rick Mariano)
Mar 17, 2006; Byline: John Shiffman and Michael Currie Schaffer Mar. 17--A jury of seven men and five women began deliberating the fate of City...