Gender: Female Origin of Mare: Irish variation of Mary Meaning of Mary: Hebrew or Egyptian, "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Mare Origin and Meaning

The name Mare is a girl's name of Irish origin.

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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Maire, Mair


dystopiarebelle Says:


This name isn't red or silver, but a little of both.

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.)