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Gender: F Meaning of Marya: "purity, bright whiteness" Origin of Marya: Arabic

The final a adds a lot of style.

Famous People Named Marya

Marya Hornbacher (b. 1974), award winning author and journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Marya

Marya Lamarkina, a main character in Never Let Me Go
Marya Morevna, character in The Death of Koschei the Deathless
Princess Marya Bolkonskya, a main character in War & Peace
Marya Dmitriyevna Akhrosimova, minor character in War & Peace and major character in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812