What does Maria mean?
Variant for Mary used in English-speaking countries in the 18th century, and popular with both Spanish and non-Spanish cultures. Revived in the 20th century due to the popularity of "West Side Story", with its famous ballad "Maria". Marie, the French variant, was the preferred form of Mary in England until about the time of the Reformation. Maria and Marie are very often blended with other names and suffixes. See also Manon, Mari, Maribel, Marisa, Mia, and Ria. Singer Maria Muldaur; TV journalist Maria Shriver.
Maria▼ has 78 more relations via Mari, Maribel, Marisa, Mary, Mia, Ria: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mallie▼, Mame▼, Mamie▼, Manon, Manya, Mara▲, Mare, Mareesa, Mareisa, Marella, Maren, Maressa, Maretta, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna▲, Marianne▼, Marice, Maridel, Mariel, Mariela▼, Mariella, Marilee, Marilena, Marilin, Marilisa, Marilla, Marilou, Marilu, Marilyn▼, Marin, Marion▼, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza▼, Marjan, Marje, Marla▼, Marlo▼, Maryann▼, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurine▼, Maurise, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, May▼, Mayme▼, Maymie, Mea, Meriel, Meya, Miah▲, Mimi, Miriam, Moira, Morag, Moreisa, Morisa, Morysa, Moya, Murial and Muriel▼.
Maria has 1 masculine form: Maryland.Kreatif forms:
(female) Meiria, Miria, ..
(male) Maer, Mami, ..
How popular is Maria?
Maria is a very prominent first name for females (#7 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7915 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Maria for girls. Maria reached its apex position of #35 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #115 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the history of the girl name Maria and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Maria (#115 in 2014) are Mia (#6 in 2014), Mary (#120), Mariah (#136), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Marilyn (#405), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Miah (#622), Mara (#695), Marianna (#868), Moriah (#977), Mercedes (#984), Maren (#1153), Marlene (#1172), Maritza (#1203), Marian (#1264), Marisa (#1352), Mariela (#1358), Marin (#1402), Maura (#1410), Mayra (#1411), Mariella (#1442), Maribel (#1463), Marion (#1539), Maryann (#1574), May (#1581), Moira (#1672), Marianne (#1883), Ria (#1978), Maurine, Mayme, Mimi, Mallie, Muriel, Marylin, Mame, Mea, Maymie, Mariska, Marietta, Mariette, Marika, Marielena, Mariel, Maree, Mariann, Marilee, Marilla, Marla, Marlo, Mamie, Marita, Mari, Marilou, Mai and Maryjo. These relations of Maria were at the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (average #1451) and have become much less conventional since (#1456, 83% less usage), with forms like Maryann falling out of fashion. Mary is more widely used than the rest, though Mia is now the most fashionable.
Maria▼ is pronounced similarly to Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Marah, Marra, Maurie, Meara, Meira, Mera, Merah, Merri, Merrie, Merry▼, Mira▲, Mirah, Mireio, Mireya▼, Miri, Mirra, Morah, Moria, Moyra, Myra▼, Myrah and Myree. Other suggested similar names are Adria, Aria▲, Azaria▲, Catia, Damia, Darcia, Daria, Doria, Fadia, Kiria, Madira, Maia▲, Malkia, Marcia▼, Mareina, Marfa, Marga, Marial, Mariko, Marina▼, Maris, Marise, Marit, Mariza, Marjy, Markia, Markita, Marna, Marnia, Marnina, Marsia, Marta▼, Marti, Martia, Martta, Marva▼, Maxina, Maya▲, Maysa, Merial, Merna, Mirta, Myrla, Nasia, Saria, Syria, Tavia, Tyria, Vardia and Zaria. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maria.