Miriam - girls name

Miriam name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Miriam name meaning:

The name Miriam is of Hebrew origin and holds significant meaning. In Hebrew, Miriam is derived from the word "mar," which means "bitter." However, the name can also be interpreted as "wished-for child" or "beloved." Miriam is a timeless and classic name that has roots in both the Bible and various cultures.

In the Bible, Miriam is a prominent figure and sister of Moses and Aaron. She is known for her bravery and leadership as she played a crucial role in the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Miriam's name represents strength, courage, and resilience. It also signifies a deep sense of compassion and love for others.

The name Miriam has transcended religious and cultural boundaries, making it a beloved name across different communities. It symbolizes a woman who is strong-willed, independent, and compassionate. Miriam's meaning resonates with those who appreciate the significance of history, faith, and the power of a woman's influence.

Origin: Hebrew

Longed for child.

Related names

Miriam , Mijam, Mimi

Other girls names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 275 out of 5581

172 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (396)

Historical popularity of Miriam

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