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What does Mariam mean?

Mariam \m(a)-riam\ as a girls' name has the meaning "star of the sea". Mariam is a derivative of Marian (French): blend of Mary. Mariam is also a variation of Miriam (Hebrew).


Mariam has 8 variants: Mairim, Maryam, Meriam, Meryam, Mirham, Mirriam, Miryam and Myriam.

Mariam has 20 more related forms via Marian, Mary, Miriam: Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Marin, Marion, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marla, Marya, Mayria, Mirian, Mirjam and Murial.


Mariam is a very prominent first name for females (#1392 out of 4276, Top 33%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Mariam for girls. Mariam entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #568 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariam name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mariam outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Mariam and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Mariam (#568 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Maria (#115 in 2014), Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Marie (#579), Maryam (#597), Mara (#695), Marla, Myriam, Mariel, Marian, Mariann, Marin, Marion and Marita. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1950-1959 and is somewhat lower today, with versions like Marie, Marla, Myriam, Marion and Mariel becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable girl names here are Maryam (#597), Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariana (#331) and Malia (#345), with Mariana going through a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Marin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marion, Marita, Marla, Mary, Maryam, Miriam, Myriam in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Mariah, Marial, Marien, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marna, Marnia and Maryan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mariam.