Scottish variation of Mary

Mairi Origin and Meaning

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