Mary - girls name

Mary name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Mary name meaning:

The name Mary is of Hebrew origin and carries a rich cultural and biblical significance. It is derived from the Hebrew name Miriam, which means "bitter" or "rebellious." In the Bible, Mary is most famously known as the mother of Jesus Christ, making it a name of great religious importance for Christians worldwide. Mary is often revered as a symbol of purity, humility, and devotion.

Mary has been a consistently popular name throughout history and across different cultures. Its timeless appeal can be attributed to its simplicity, elegance, and deep-rooted religious associations. The name Mary has been passed down through generations, embodying the qualities of faith, strength, and compassion.

Furthermore, the name Mary has been adopted and adapted by various cultures, resulting in different variations and spellings such as Maria, Marie, or Mariam. These variations further highlight the global recognition and versatility of the name. Overall, the name Mary holds a powerful meaning that encompasses faith, motherhood, and a sense of divine grace.

Origin: Hebrew

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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: 318 out of 5581

148 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (245)

Historical popularity of Mary

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