Name Miriam Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Miriam


Miriam is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Miriam?

Miriam is a form of the biblical name Mirjam, the sister of Moses in the Old Testament.

What does the name Miriam mean?

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

Pronunciation of Miriam

Variants of the name Miriam

Mirjam Miryam Myriam

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Popularity of the name Miriam

The name Miriam is ranked #1330 overall.

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