French, combination of Anne and Marie
"grace + drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Anne-marie Origin and Meaning

The name Anne-marie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "grace + drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".

One of the oldest and most widely used compound names, now a bit dated but not as much so as its opposite Mary-Ann. The hyphen is optional.

The meaning of Marie is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

Famous People Named Anne-marie

  • AnneMarie, Queen of Greece, exiled with her husband Constantine II
  • Anne Marie d'Orleansfirst queen consort of Sardinia, Jacobite heiress presumptive to the British throne
  • Anne Marie Louise d'OrleansDuchess of Montpensier
  • AnneMarie (Rose Nicholson), English singer
  • AnneMarie Duff, English actress
  • AnneMarie Johnson, American actress
  • AnneMarie Slaughter, American foreign policy analyst
  • AnneMarie Martin (born Edmonda Benton), Canadian actress
  • AnneMarie David, French singer
  • Anne Marie CarlNielsen, Danish sculptor
  • Brigitte AnneMarie Bardot, French actress

Anne-marie in Pop Culture

  • Anne Marie Chadwickcharacter in movie "Blue Crush"
  • AnneMarie, character in movie "All Dogs Go to Heaven"