"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Meryem Origin and Meaning

The name Meryem is a girl's name meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".

Turkish form of Mary or Miriam, very popular in its homeland and, increasingly, in France too. The Turkish name for the Virgin Mary is Meryem Ana (or Meryemana).

The original meaning of Miriam 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).

Meryem Popularity

Famous People Named Meryem

  • Meryem UzerliTurkish actress