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Mary meaning

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Meaning of Mary :

Drop Of The Sea, Beloved, Star Of The Sea

Origin of name Mary :
Mary Numerology :
Personality No. 2. People with the name Mary are followers & not leaders. They are docile, sensitive, gentle & kind. They love tranquility. They give in easily. They lack initiative. They like the opposite sex. Person with name Mary having 2 as Personality number give undue importance to family. They are helpful & friendly. They are artistic & imaginative. They are gracious, truthful & straightforward.
of Name Mary :
/MER-ee/ or /MAIR-ee/
of Name Mary :
The name is erived from the Hebrew word "Miryam", which is believed to be originated from an Egyptian word "mry", meaning beloved. Other etymologists say that the name is from the Latin name Stella Maris, which means "star of the sea". Stella Maris was later adopted in English and changed into Mary.
of Name Mary :
During the 4th century, a Roman theologian named St. Jerome, who considered as the Doctor of Church, started using the name Mary in association to the mother of Jesus Christ. In the Christian world, particularly with the Catholics, the name Mary is held in high esteem and considered holy. Using the same name as a forename is showing homage to Jesus' mother. It has been used since 12th century in England. By 16th century, the name is the most common name in the country.
Popular In :
Spain, France, England, and the USA
Information about the
Name of Mary :
Mary is considered to be the equivalent of the male name John in terms of popularity.
Famous People with
Name Mary :
Mary J. Blige is an R&B singer and Grammy awardee with more than 7 platinum records. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a movie actress dubbed as the scream queen for her role in horror films like Final Destination 3. Mary Shelley is an English Gothic novelist known for her novels Frankenstein and The Modern Prometheus.
Variant Baby Names of Mary:

Mair, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Manette, Manon, Manya, Mara, Marabel, Marabelle, , Mair, MaireMaryam (Arabic), Miriam (Biblical Hebrew), Mojca (Croatian), Mariya (Bulgarian), Marika (Estonian)

Rhyming Names of Mary: 
Mary with popular Hebrew Surnames:

Mary Peres,   Mary Scharf,   Mary Ridder


More About Hebrew Name : Mary

  • Mary is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "star of the sea". Saint Jerome associated the Virgin's name with the Latin phrase "stella maris". Other possible meanings are (Hebrew) "wished-for child; rebellion; sea of bitterness". Variant of Miriam. However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".

    This was the name of several New Testament characters, most importantly Mary the virgin mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. .

  • Variant of Miriam.

  • Originally a Middle English Anglicized form of the French Marie, derived from the Latin Maria, and ultimately from the Hebrew name of uncertain origin Miryam.This is the New Testament form of Miriam, which St. Jerome derives from elements meaning 'd

  • Name is an anglicized form of name Maria Which is derived from the Hebrew name Miryām means Sea of bitterness.It has several means included rebelliousness, wished for child, beloved lady etc.

  • Mary was the name of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, who has been a subject of cult from earliest times.The name, borne in the Bible by the virgin mother of Jesus, has become one of the most enduringly popular names in the Christian world.

Famous Name Mary

  • Mary Allitt

    She played 11 tests, after making her debut against England in 1951, making a top score of 76. She also played for New South Wales Women. Mary was born in 1925 at Deniliquin, New South Wales. Under her married name of Mary Loy she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 2007 in recognition of her life long commitment to the game.


Mary Name also appears in following Origin(s): Biblical, Egyptian, Latin

Mary also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Hawaiian, Australian, Chinese, Danish

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  • What does the name Mary mean? :

    Baby girl name meaning Drop Of The Sea, Beloved, Star Of The Sea in Hebrew. Mary also named in American, Hawaiian, Australian, Chinese, Danish for girl . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of girl name Mary. What does the name Mary mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Mary. History of name and famous personality with Mary will help to update our database and other website users.

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