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Gender: F Meaning of Marie: "bitter" Origin of Marie: French variation of Mary, Hebrew Marie's Popularity in 2013: #573

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The ubiquitous French version of Mary came into the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century. In the United States, Marie was a huge hit at the turn of the last century and for the ensuing fifty years, becoming the seventh most popular name in the country for three years, from 1901 to 1904. It is currently Number 573 in the US, 283 on Nameberry, in the Top 10 of Austria and Belgium, and 40 in its native France.

Now, though, Marie sounds more dated than either Mary or Maria, though it once rivaled both. Even its days as a widely-used middle name have passed. The freshest way to use Marie today may be as the first part of a traditional French double name: Marie-Christine, Marie-Claude, and so on, or the French diminutive Manon.

There have been countless notable Maries over the years, from French Queen Marie Antoinette to physicist Marie Curie to singer Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie).

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Famous People Named Marie

Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Skłodowska), Polish-French physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize
(Olive) Marie Osmond, American singer
Marie Antoinette (born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna), Queen of France
Honor Marie, daughter of actress Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux, French actress
Marie Catherine Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner
Marie Lu, Chinese-American novelist
Marie Byrd, wife of American Antarctic explorer Richard E. Byrd
Marie Thérèse Charlotte, Queen consort of France
Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, Empress of Russia
Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja "Marie" Leszczyńska, Queen consort of France
Marie-Eve Pelletier, Canadian tennis player
Marie Fajardo Ragghianti, American government whistleblower, inspiration for 1985 movie "Marie"
Marie Triepcke Krøyer (Alfvén), Danish painter
Marie Taglioni, Italian-Swedish ballerina
Marie of France, Countess of Champagne
Marie Luise Alexandrine Karoline, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, mother of King Albert I of Belgium
Marie Alexandrine Elisabeth Eleonore of Mecklenburg-Schwerin aka Maria Pavlovna, Grand Duchess of Russia

Pop Culture References for the Name Marie

Marie Callender's, restaurant and frozen food
Marie Stahlbaum, heroine of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"
Marie, little white kitten in Disney's "The Aristocats"
Marie Barone, character on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Marie Claire, women's magazine
Marie Schrader, character on TV series "Breaking Bad"
Marie, character in manga/anime "Soul Eater"
Marie Laveau, character in "American Horror Story: Coven"
Marie Idaho, character in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
Celeste Marie Helene Dubois, witch in TV's "The Originals"
"Oh Marie," song by Sheryl Crow
"Marie Christine," song by Gordon Lightfoot

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