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


Mirjam is a ♀ girl’s name.

Origin of the name Mirjam

Mirjam is biblical name of Hebrew and Egypt origin. She was the sister of Moses in the Old Testament.

What is the meaning of the name Mirjam?

Mirjam 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, Mirjam means “exalted one” (from Hebrew “róm/רוֹם” = height), “rebelliousness” (from Hebrew “meri/מְרִי”) or “wished for child”.

Pronunciation of Mirjam

Variants of the name Mirjam

Miriam Miryam Myriam

Popularity of the name Mirjam

The name Mirjam is ranked #1498 overall.

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