Mariam 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Mariam: "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved" Origin of Mariam: Arabic variation of Mary Mariam's Popularity in 2019: #568

Mariam Origin and Meaning

The name Mariam is a girl's name of Arabic, Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".

Popular among parents with Arab roots. Also found as Maryam.

Mary was ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Mariam. The original meaning of Mariam 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).

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Rank in US: #568

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Milagros Jimenez Says:


Can someone please tell Nameberry to please stop saying Mary and it's variants mean bitter? The name means beloved, as stated in Baby Center. It's like they dislike the name and want to turn everyone off it.

morning_glory Says:


This is so beautiful! It sounds so exotic and feminine.