Meaning and name origin
Mariam \m(a)-riam\ as a girl's name is of French, Latin and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mariam is "star of the sea". Mariam is a variant of Marian (French): blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and Ann (Hebrew) "grace"; variant of Mary; anglicized form of Marion. Also a variant of Miriam (Hebrew): from Miryam, an older version of the name Mary.
Mariam is a very popular first name for females (#1392 out of 4276, Top 33%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mariam for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mariam and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Miriam (#305), Mariam (#568), Maryam (#597), Myriam and Marian. (2014 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Maria, Mariah, Marial, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marien, Marin, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marion, Marna, Marnia, Maryan and Mirian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mariam.