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Gender: F Origin of Maryam: Arabic and Iranian form of Miriam or Mary Maryam's Popularity in 2016: #551

As Mary sails further out of style, her variations become more appealing, whether you're honoring an ancestral Mary or Marie or Miriam or simply love the tradition of the name. The Arabic Maryam may often be misunderstood as the more familiar Miriam, which it sounds like, but it's a beautiful variation worth considering despite the possibility of confusion. Maryam is also a botanical name in Iran.

Famous People Named Maryam

Maryam d'Abo, English actress
Maryam Jinnah, the "Flower of Bombay," Indian wife of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Maryam Nawaz, Pakistani politician; daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician; first woman awarded the Fields Medal
Maryam Yusuf Jamal, Bahraini Olympic runner

Pop Culture References for the name Maryam

Kanaya Maryam, troll in web series "Homestuck"
Maryam Misrahi, character from Virgins of paradise, by Barbara Wood