Gender: Female Meaning of Marie: "bitter" Origin of Marie: French variation of Mary, Hebrew Marie's Popularity in 2018: #576

Marie Origin and Meaning

The name Marie is a girl's name of Hebrew, French origin meaning "bitter".

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.

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).

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Rank in US: #576

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SheaJohannaRose Says:


I really like the name Marie. I'd love to meet a little girl with this name.