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Gender: F Meaning of Mairi: "bitter" Origin of Mairi: Scottish variation of Mary

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Why does Mairi, pronounced MAW-re, seem so much cooler than Mary? This Irish form of Mary was not used before the seventeenth century, as it was considered too sacred. Some of its Anglicized forms include Moira, Maura and Maurya.

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