French variation of Mary
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Marie Origin and Meaning

The name Marie is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Hebrew, French origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".
The ubiquitous French version of Mary came into the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century. In the United States, Marie was a huge hit at the turn of the last century and for the ensuing fifty years, becoming the seventh most popular name in the country for three years, from 1901 to 1904.

Now, though, Marie sounds more dated than either Mary or Maria, though it once rivaled both. Even its days as a widely-used middle name have passed. The freshest way to use Marie today may be as the first part of a traditional French double name: Marie-Christine, Marie-Claude, and so on, or the French diminutive Manon.

There have been countless notable Maries over the years, from French Queen Marie Antoinette to physicist Marie Curie to singer Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie).

Marie is the French form of Maria, which ultimately was derived from the Hebrew name Maryam/Mariam. The original meaning of Maryam is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).
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Famous People Named Marie

  • Marie Antoinette (born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna)Queen consort of Louis XVI of France
  • Marie Louise (born Maria Ludovica Leopoldina Franziska Therese Josepha Lucia)Duchess of Parma, Empress consort of Napoleon I of France
  • (Maximilianne Wilhelmine Auguste Sophie) Marie of Hesse and by Rhinebirth name of Maria Alexandrovna, Empress consort of Alexander II of Russia
  • MarieJosé Charlotte Sophie Amélie Henriette Gabrielle, last Queen of Italy as wife of Umberto II
  • Marie de' MediciQueen consort of Henry IV of France
  • Marie Alexandra Victoria of EdinburghQueen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania
  • Marie (Adélaïde) Clotilde XavièreQueen consort of Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
  • Marie Thérèse CharlotteMadame Royale, Queen consort of Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (for 20 minutes)
  • Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja "Marie" LeszczyaskaQueen consort of Louis XV of France
  • Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Sklodowska)Polish,French physicist
  • (Olive) Marie OsmondAmerican singer
  • Mary "Marie" CahillAmerican actress and singer
  • Marie Catherine LaveauAmerican voodoo queen
  • Marie PrevostCanadian actress
  • Marie de FranceFrench,English medieval poet
  • Marie Lu (Xiwei)American novelist
  • (Gun)Marie Fredriksson, Swedish pop singer of duo Roxette
  • Katherine Elizabeth "Marie" WilsonAmerican actress
  • MarieEve Pelletier, Canadian tennis player
  • MarieFrance Dubreuil, Canadian ice dancer
  • MarieJade Lauriault, Canadian ice dancer who competes for France
  • Marie Triepcke Krøyer AlfvénDanish painter
  • Marie TaglioniSwedish ballet dancer
  • Marie AvgeropolousCanadian actress
  • Marie Eleonor SerneholtSwedish pop singer of the A*Teens
  • Marie HelvinJapanese,British,American model
  • Marie Lloydstage name of Matilda Alice Victoria Wood, English music hall singer
  • Marie Dressler (born Leila Marie Koerber)Canadian actress
  • Marie ReillyIrish singer of group Cherish The Ladies
  • MarieEve Nault, Canadian soccer player
  • MarieElise Akouavi Gbèdo, Beninese politican
  • Marieanne SpaceyEnglish footballer
  • Marie KondoJapanese organizing consultant and author and the inventor of the KonMari method
  • Marie Elisabet LedinSwedish music publisher and author, wife of musician Tomas Ledin
  • Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von ReibnitzPrincess Michael of Kent
  • Marie Nikolaevna RomanovGrand Duchess of Russia, third daughter of Tsar Nicholas II
  • Marie of FranceCountess of Champagne
  • Marie AdélaïdePrincess of Savoy, wife of Louis, Dauphin of France
  • Marie Luise Alexandrine KarolinePrincess of Hohenzollern,Sigmaringen
  • Marie Alexandrine Elisabeth Eleonore of MecklenburgSchwerin, Duchess of Russia
  • Marie Joséphine Louise of Savoywife of the future King Louis XVIII of France
  • Victor Marie Hugo(male) author of the novel Les Miserables and other classics
  • JeanMarie Loret (male), a French railway worker, the son of Adolf Hitler
  • JeanMarie Le Pen (male), a French politician
  • JeanMarie Leclair (male), a Baroque violinist and composer, considered to have founded the French violin school

Marie in Pop Culture

  • Marie Stahlbaumheroine of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"
  • Marielittle white kitten in Disney's "The Aristocats"
  • Marie Baronecharacter on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
  • Marie Schradercharacter on TV series "Breaking Bad"
  • Mariecharacter in manga/anime "Soul Eater"
  • Marie Idahocharacter in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
  • Anna Marie D'Ancantoalso known as Rogue, character from Marvel Universe
  • Marie de St. Cauxcharacter in G. A. Henty's "In the Reign of Terror"
  • Elena Marie Gilbertlead character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • MarieLaure LeBlanc, one of the main protagonists along with Werner Pfennig in 'All The Light We Cannot See'
  • Marie Kankerantagonist of "Ed, Edd n Eddy"
  • "Oh Marie" song by Sheryl Crow
  • "Marie Christine" song by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Marie Callender'srestaurant and frozen food
  • Marie Clairewomen's magazine
  • Marie character in the videogame "Splatoon"
  • MarieGrace Gardner, character in the American Girl doll series
  • Marie means Pearl
  • 'The Day I Met Marie'song by Cliff Richard