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

The name Marya is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "purity, bright whiteness". Marya and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

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Famous People Named Marya

Marya Justine Hornbacher, American author and journalist
Marya Zaturenska, American poet
Marya Roxx (born Maarja Kivi), Estonian rock singer
Graciosa Maria "Marya" Krasińska, Polish noblewoman
Marya Mannes, American author and critic
Marya Cohn, American film director
Marya Carter (born Zella Maria Grajeda), American model and actress
Marya Delver, Canadian actress
Marya Freund, Polish-French soprano
Marya Chéliga-Loevy, Polish author
Marya McLaughlin, American TV journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Marya

Marya Lamarkina, a main character in book/film Never Let Me Go
Marya Morevna, character in fairy tale The Death of Koschei the Deathless
Marya "Mado" Zelli, character in book/film "Quartet"
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