Name Miriam

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Miriam

Miriam is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Miriam

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

Meaning of Miriam

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 Myriam Miryam

Miriam in the categories

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Name Statistic: Miriam is ranked #1432 overall ↑↑ 103

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 200 ↑ 17
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 1021 ↑ 11
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1349 ↑ 38
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 1396 ↓ -4
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 2341 ↓↓ -207
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 2569 ↑↑ 427
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 2807 ↑↑ 304
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 2890 ↑↑ 1205
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 2971 ↑ 14
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 3086 ↑↑ 496
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 3144 ↑↑ 1744
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 3208 ↑↑ 301
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 3592 ↑↑ 541
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 3714 ↓ -65
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 3992 ↑↑ 403
  • 🇫🇷 France: 5659 ↑↑ 251
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 6471 ↓↓ -385
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 7091 ↑↑ 2136
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 10097 ↓↓ -277

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