Maria - girls name

Maria name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Maria name meaning:

The name Maria is of Hebrew origin and holds great significance in various religious traditions and cultures. In Hebrew, Maria derives from the name Miriam, which means "wished-for child" or "bitterness." In Christianity, Maria is commonly associated with the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, symbolizing purity, grace, and divine favor. The name Maria is also prevalent in Spanish-speaking countries, where it is often pronounced with a soft "e" sound, giving it a melodic quality.

Maria is a name that has been widely used throughout history, embodying qualities of strength, resilience, and compassion. It is a name that exudes femininity and carries a sense of elegance and sophistication. Many individuals named Maria are known for their determination and integrity, as well as their nurturing and caring nature.

Overall, the name Maria holds deep cultural and religious significance, representing qualities such as purity, grace, and strength. It is a timeless and beautiful name that has resonated with people across various cultures for centuries.

Origin: Egyptian

Form of Mary. The perfect one.


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Related names

Mary , Mair , Maira , Maire, Mamie, Manon , Mari , Maria , Mariam , Mariana , Marianda, Mariann, Marie , Mariel , Marien, Marietta , Marjon, Maryam , Maryan , Mayra , Mele, Mere, Mitzi, Moll, Molli, Mollie , Molly , Moyra, Poll, Marya

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Overall UK ranking: 75 out of 5581

682 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (74)
  • Scotland (114)

Historical popularity of Maria

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