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Gender: F Meaning of Marie: "bitter" Origin of Marie: French variation of Mary, Hebrew Marie's Popularity in 2016: #583

The ubiquitous French version of Mary came into the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century. In the United States, Marie was a huge hit at the turn of the last century and for the ensuing fifty years, becoming the seventh most popular name in the country for three years, from 1901 to 1904. Currently Number 583 in the US, Number 255 on Nameberry, in the Top 10 of Austria, and Number 33 in its native France.

Now, though, Marie sounds more dated than either Mary or Maria, though it once rivaled both. Even its days as a widely-used middle name have passed. The freshest way to use Marie today may be as the first part of a traditional French double name: Marie-Christine, Marie-Claude, and so on, or the French diminutive Manon.

There have been countless notable Maries over the years, from French Queen Marie Antoinette to physicist Marie Curie to singer Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie).

Famous People Named Marie

Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Skaodowska), Polish-French physicist
Marie Antoinette (born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna), Queen consort of Louis XVI of France
Marie Louise (Maria Ludovica Leopoldina Franziska Therese Josepha Lucia), Duchess of Parma, Empress consort of Napoleon I of France
Marie of Hesse and by Rhine aka Maria Alexandrovna, Empress consort of Alexander II of Russia
Marie Nikolaevna Romanov, Grand Duchess of Russia, third daughter of Tsar Nicholas II
Marie Alexandra Victoria of Edinburgh, Queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania
Marie of France, Countess of Champagne
Marie Adélaïde, Princess of Savoy, wife of Louis, Dauphin of France
Marie Luise Alexandrine Karoline, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Marie Alexandrine Elisabeth Eleonore of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchess of Russia
Marie Joséphine Louise of Savoy, wife of the future King Louis XVIII of France
Marie (Adélaïde) Clotilde Xavière, Queen consort of Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
Marie Thérèse Charlotte, Queen consort of Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême for 20 minutes
Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja "Marie" Leszczyaska, Queen consort of Louis XV of France
(Olive) Marie Osmond, American singer
Marie Lu, American novelist
Marie-Eve Pelletier, Canadian tennis player
Marie-France Dubreuil, Canadian ice dancer
Marie-Jade Lauriault, Canadian ice dancer who competes for France
Marie Triepcke Krøyer Alfvén, Danish painter
Marie Taglioni, Swedish ballet dancer
Marie Avgeropolous, Canadian actress
Marie Reilly, Irish singer of group Cherish The Ladies
Marie-Eve Nault, Canadian soccer player
Marie-Elise Akouavi Gbèdo, Beninese politican
Marieanne Spacey, English footballer
Victor Marie Hugo, (male) author of the novel Les Miserables and other classics
Marie Kondo, Japanese organizing consultant and author and the inventor of the KonMari method
Jean-Marie Loret (male), a French railway worker that claimed to be the son of Adolf Hitler
Jean-Marie Le Pen (male), a French politician
Jean-Marie Leclair (male), a Baroque violinist and composer, considered to have founded the French violin school

Pop Culture References for the name Marie

Marie Stahlbaum, heroine of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"
Marie, little white kitten in Disney's "The Aristocats"
Marie Barone, character on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Marie Schrader, character on TV series "Breaking Bad"
Marie, character in manga/anime "Soul Eater"
Marie Idaho, character in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
Anna Marie D'Ancanto, also known as Rogue, character from Marvel Universe
Marie de St. Caux, character in G. A. Henty's "In the Reign of Terror"
Elena Marie Gilbert, lead character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Marie-Laure LeBlanc, one of the main protagonists along with Werner Pfennig in 'All The Light We Cannot See'
Marie Kanker, antagonist of "Ed, Edd n Eddy"
"Oh Marie," song by Sheryl Crow
"Marie Christine," song by Gordon Lightfoot
Marie Callender's, restaurant and frozen food
Marie Claire, women's magazine
Marie character in the videogame "Splatoon"

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