Name Mary

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Mary

Mary is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Mary

The biblical name Mary is an English variant of the name Maria, which is a Latin form of Mirjam and of Hebrew and Egypt origin. Mary is one of the most important biblical figures, because she ist the wife of Joseph and the virgin mother of Jesus.

Meaning of Mary

Mary means “beloved” (from Egyptian “mry”), but as well “sea of bitterness” or “drop of the sea” (from Hebrew “mar/מַר” = drop or “mará/מָרָה” = bitterness + “yam/יָם” = sea) and “star of the sea” (from Hebrew “maor/מאור” = star/light). Besides, Mary means “exalted one” (from Hebrew “róm/רוֹם” = height), “rebelliousness” (from Hebrew “meri/מְרִי”) or “wished for child”.

Pronunciation of Mary

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Name Statistic: Mary is ranked #5863 overall ↓ -60

  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 3065 ↓↓ -536
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 3680 ↓↓ -396
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 4376 ↓ -65
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 4730 ↑↑ 179
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 4883 ↓↓ -162
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 4911 ↑ 61
  • 🇫🇷 France: 4952 ↓↓ -197
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 5045 ↓↓ -239
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 5051 ↓↓ -469
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 5060 ↓↓ -610
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 5179 ↓↓ -187
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 5530 ↓ -23
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 5750 ↓↓ -893
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 6067 ↓↓ -215
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 6354 ↑ 70
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 6815 ↓↓ -246
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 6898 ↑↑ 492
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 8954 ↓↓ -653
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 9438 ↑↑ 378
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