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Gender: Female Origin of Maryam: Arabic and Iranian form of Miriam or Mary Maryam's Popularity in 2017: #478

The name Maryam is a girl's name of Arabic, Greek, Iranian origin. Maryam is ranked #478 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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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


Ruanne Says:


The accent's on the second syllable, right?

Hawa Says:


I love this name especially since it's the name of the mother of Jesus

NaomiNY Says:


In one of my favorite anime, there's a country called Maryam.

Zelliew Says:


It sounds like a bad attempt at saying Miriam

RavenZimmi Says:


Marry a yam

flora_kate Says:


I just can't get past the "yam" on the end.