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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MOR-ee-ah Meaning of Maurya: "bitter" Origin of Maurya: Irish variation of Maura or Mary

The name Maurya is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "bitter". Maurya and is often added to lists like Stylish Variations of Mary and discussed in our forums with posts like "How Old?".

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Unusual Mary variety with literary underpinnings, most famously as a character in J.M. Synge's Riders to the Sea. You may have to do constant explaining of the spelling and pronunciation, but if you're looking for a distinctive and attractive form of Mary, you've found it.

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Famous People Named Maurya

Maurya Simon, American poet

Pop Culture References for the name Maurya

Maurya Empire, an Iron Age historical power founded by Chandragupta Maurya which dominated ancient India between 322 BCE and 187 BCE


Bobcat108 Says:


Dwarvish kingdom.

benjamelissa Says:


Sounds like something from The Lord of The Rings, Dwarvish?, or Elvish?