Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds in 2011, Featureflash /

Birth Name: Marina Lambrini Diamandis

Place of Birth: Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 10 October, 1985

*Greek (father)
*Welsh (mother)

Marina and the Diamonds, also known as Marina Diamandis and Marina, is a Welsh singer and songwriter.

Her father, Dimos Diamandis, is Greek, from Lefkada. Her mother, Esther, is Welsh. She was raised in Abergavenny, Wales, and moved to Athens, Greece at the age of sixteen, where she lived for two years. She eventually settled in Ross-on-Wye, England.

Marina’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Davies.



Curious about ethnicity

50 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Wondering if her father has Vlach ancestry with such Latin-sounding name.

    For example:

    • porkarella says:

      Romanians aren’t Latins they’re totally Slavs they have nothing of Latins I’m a real Latin from Europe, Italian from Italy, not Usa, here we’re plenty of them and they’re the opposite of us as race, mentality, culture, language. Latins are only we Italians, French, Spaniards and Portuguese.
      Just cause Romanian language has part of Latin don’t means they’re Latin, German language has it a part too but Germans are totally different in every ways.
      Latin language the one spoken by Romans has part of Greek language so again you’re wrong the surname Diamandis is fully Greek.

      • bablah says:

        From Wikipedia:
        ”The most divergent [major Romance language] to Latin is French, which was heavily influenced by Germanic languages.”

        So, people named after a Germanic tribe, that speak a language heavily influenced by German, are more Latin than people named after Romans?

        Aside from that, Aromanian is mostly influenced by Greek, not Slavic languages.

        And to andrew’s question, I don’t think there are any Aromanians on the islands.

        • porkarella says:

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA the Anglo version of net is so comical !
          French people as language and culture have nothing of Germanic if you’ll study real French language and real French culture you’ll know that they speak a Latin language and their culture is Latin. French come from Latins NOT from Germanics, being myself a Latin I can understand French enough cause it’s related to Italian like it is to Portuguese and Spanish, and know French culture I say it’s like the others Latins not like German and Austrian totally different to their own.
          You’re proving you don’t know anything of French typically of the non Euro like you who live outside reality.
          Aaaaaaah you ——– —- muricans who don’t know nothing about the world but who always do the professors.
          Anglos and other uneducated folks always get confused between Latins and Latinos who are two totally different races, the first are Euros living in Europe the second Hispanics, Central and Southern Americans who talk Spanish and have Spanish culture heavily mixed to Afro, Amerindian and other Euros.

        • porkarella says:

          All the things you’re saying are totally false you don’t know Romanians too they’re totally Slavs they have zero of Greek.
          Hahaha you’re a clown !

        • porkarella says:

          The links you post are rubbish the Anglo version not the truth, the altered info you find in English in other countries don’t exist.
          The Anglo education is a scumcrap don’t believe in it.
          They’re the same who say Arabs and Hispanics are white and nordic hahaha gosh net is a nuthouse.

        • andrew says:


          This is interesting, but to say French is “heavily” influenced by German is way over the top. Certainly the Barbaric tribes left something, also in Italian vocabulary (where you find the equivalent of many of those Frankish-originated words)

          • bablah says:

            10% of French words derive from just Frankish (not including any other Germanic languages).

            And yes, Germanic words do add to some mutual inteligibility between western Romance languages, but them using blanche/bianco/blanco/branco in contrast to Romanian using alb, doesn’t make Romanian less Latin, if it’s the only one using a word that’s actually Latin in origin.

      • andrew says:


        I inform you that you went completely off-topic. Nobody here started something about Romanians, but I asked about this:

        It may be confusing for you, but give a try.

  2. LizzieLana says:
    Her birth certificate, her birth place is Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, her mother’s surname is Davies.

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