Home > Mare


What does Mare mean?

Mare Pronunciation of Mare [mare] as a girls' name is of Irish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mare is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary. Actress Mare Winningham.

Associated with: irish, star, sea.


Mare has 2 variants: Mair and Maire.

61 more related forms via Mary: Mal, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Marabel, Maree, Marella, Marelle, Maren, Maretta, Marette, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marin, Marion, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Marybel, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maureen, Maurene, Maurine, Maurise, Mavra, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Mimi, Moira, Moire, Moll, Morag, Moya, Muire and Muriel.

Creative forms:
(female) Made, Mere, ..

(male) Mareg, Marei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mare Aiyanna (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mare?

Mare is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#51458 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Mare (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Malia (#313 via latest list), Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Marilee, Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maryjo, Marylee, Maura (#1490), Maureen, Maurine, May (#1658), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Moira (#1645) and Muriel. Other variants, like Mal, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Mare was more pronounced 125 years ago (usage of 10%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.6%, 94%), with versions like Marian becoming less trendy. Mary is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Maria is currently more frequently used. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryjo, Marylee, Maura, Maureen, Maurine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mimi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moira, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Clare, Mabel, Macee, Macey, Macie, Macy, Mada, Madge, Madra, Mady, Mae, Maery, Mahra, Maia, Maira, Mairi, Maji, Mala, Marah, Marcey, Marell, Marena, Marg, Marge, Margi, Margy, Mari, Mariet, Marine, Marise, Marjie, Marjy, Markee, Marlee, Marley, Marlie, Marne, Marra, Marsee, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marth, Marthe, Martie, Martje, Marva, Marve, Marvel, Maryk, Maryl, Mat, Maud, Maude, Maurie, Mave, Max, Maxi, Maxie, Mayde, Maye, Meade, Meara, Meave, Mera, Merl, Mira, Miri, Mora, Murle, Myra, Myree, Nore, Tiare and Vere. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mare.

See names
in meaning and etymology.