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Gender: Female Origin of Mare: Irish variation of Mary Meaning of Mary: Hebrew, "bitter"

The name Mare is a girl's name of Irish origin. Mare and is often added to lists like International Variations of Mary and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

With this spelling, and one-syllable pronunciation, it sounds less like a whole name than a cut-off version of Mary. In fact, actress Mare Winningham was christened Mary.

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Famous People Named Mare

Mary Megan "Mare" Winningham, American actress
Mare Kandre, Swedish novelist
Mare Tommingas, Estonian ballerina

Pop Culture References for the name Mare

Mare, character in the "Mistborn" trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Mare Barrow, main character in "Red Queen" by Victoria Aveyard
Mare, a female horse

Maire, Mair


josephinedagnall Says:


'Rise, Red as the dawn!'

-EagleEyes- Says:


I know a girl named this, she pronounces it like Mara.

Cormorant Says:


You might get away with Doe.

robisonga Says:


Sorry to state the obvious, but a mare is a female horse. Might as well name a girl, "Heifer." (An unbred, young cow.)