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What does Mariam mean?

Mariam Pronunciation of Mariam [mari-am] as a girls' name is a Latin and Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Mariam is "star of the sea; grace". Mariam is a version of Marian (French, Latin, Hebrew). Mariam is also a variation of Mary (Latin). Mariam is also used as a variation of Miriam (Hebrew).

Associated with: star, sea, grace.


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

57 more related forms via Marian, Mary, Miriam: Mair, Maire, Malia, Mamie, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marianna, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryann, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mavra, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Mirian, Mirja, Mirjam, Morag, Murial and Muriel.

Creative forms:
(female) Moram, ..

(male) Marima, Marime, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mariam Angel (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mariam?

Mariam is a very prominent first name for females (#1392 out of 4276, Top 33%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#81700 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mariam reached its highest position of #563 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariam name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Mariam (#563 in recent rankings) are Maria (#109 in recent rankings), Mary (#124), Miriam (#294), Mariana (#296), Malia (#313), Marilyn (#426), Marie (#564), Maryam (#567), Mara (#739), Marianna (#853), Marian (#1104), Maren (#1113), Maritza (#1201), Mayra (#1275), Marin (#1471), Maura (#1490), Marion (#1527), Mariela (#1560), Maryann (#1809), Mariel (#1839), Marianne (#1985), Maree, Maurine, Myriam, Meriam, Muriel, Mamie, Mirian, Mariann, Mariska, Marilee, Marita, Marla, Marilla, Marlo and Maryjo. Other forms, like Mayria, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Mariam was widespread among parents 125 years ago (adoption of 9.7%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.8%, 92%), with versions like Mayra becoming somewhat outmoded. Maryam, Mariam, Mara and Marianna are four of the more trendy girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariam, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Marian, Mariana, Mariann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marianna, Marianne, Marie, Mariel, Mariela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryam, Maryann, Maryjo, Maura in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maurine, Mayra, Meriam, Miriam, Mirian in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Daria, Darian, Maia, Maiah, Mairin, Marah, Marcia, Mareen, Mareina, Marena, Marfa, Marga, Mari, Mariah, Marial, Marien, Mariet, Marika, Marike, Mariko, Marilu, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marinna, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marit, Mariza, Markia, Marna, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marni, Marnia, Marnie, Marnya, Marra, Marrin, Marsia, Marta, Martia, Marva, Maryan, Maryn, Maryon, Merial, Merna, Miran, Miriana, Mirna, Moria, Moriah, Morine, Morna, Murna, Myriah, Myrna, Saria, Sariah, Zaria and Zariah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mariam.

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