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What does Mariam mean?

Mariam \m(a)-riam\ as a girls' name. Mariam's name origins are French, Latin and Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Mariam is "star of the sea; grace". Mariam is a derivative of Marian (French, Latin, Hebrew). Mariam is also a variation of Mary (Latin). Mariam is also used as 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%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#81700 out of 150436, Top 54%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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) 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 the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3964%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3144%, down 20.7%), with versions like Marie, Mariann, Marion, Marian 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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.