Scottish variation of Mary

Mairi Origin and Meaning

The name Mairi is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "bitter".

Why does Mairi (rhymes with Harry) seem so much cooler than Mary? This Irish form of Mary was not used before the seventeenth century, as it was considered too sacred. The vocative case of the name, Mhairi (pronounced VAH-ree), is also used as a given name in Scotland.

Mairi Popularity

Famous People Named Mairi

  • Mairi CampbellScottish singer and musician
  • Mairi ChisholmScottish WWI nurse and ambulance driver
  • Mairi HedderwickScottish illustrator and author
  • Mhairi McGeachydaughter of musician John Martyn