- this week

Gender: F Pronunciation: muh-REE Meaning of Marie: "bitter" Origin of Marie: French variation of Mary, Hebrew Marie's Popularity in 2015: #564

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 564 in the US, Number 246 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 Romania, 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 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

Pop Culture References for the name Marie

Marie Callender's, restaurant and frozen food
Marie Stahlbaum, heroine of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"
Marie Anderson, main character in short story "Fostered" of the "Fostered" series by author Tina Tirrell
Marie, little white kitten in Disney's "The Aristocats"
Marie Barone, character on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Marie Claire, women's magazine
Marie Schrader, character on TV series "Breaking Bad"
Marie, character in manga/anime "Soul Eater"
Marie Laveau, character in "American Horror Story: Coven"
Marie Idaho, character in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
"Oh Marie," song by Sheryl Crow
"Marie Christine," song by Gordon Lightfoot
Marie "Rogue" D'Ancanto, character from X-Men
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, lead character in the book "All the light we cannot see"
Marie Kanker, antagonist of "Ed, Edd n Eddy"

Marrie, Mariette, Maree, Marielle, Mariel