♀ Name Miriam – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Miriam

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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 “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea” (from Hebrew “mir/mar” = bitter/drop + “jam” = sea) or “star of the sea” (from Hebrew “מאור/ma’or” = star) and “beloved” (from Egypt “mry”). Besides, Miriam means “rebelliousness”, “exalted one” or “wished for child” in Hebrew.

Pronunciation of Miriam

Alternate spelling of Miriam

Mirjam Myriam

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