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Mariam meaning and name origin
Mariam \m(a)-riam\ as a girl's name is a variant of Marian (French), Mary (Latin) and Miriam (Hebrew), and the meaning of Mariam is "star of the sea". The source form Marian: blend of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea" and Ann (Hebrew) "grace"; variant of Mary; anglicized form of Marion. The source form Mary: saint Jerome associated the Virgin's name with the Latin phrase "stella maris". The source form Miriam: from Miryam, an older version of the name Mary. See Marian, Mary, Miriam for more on Mariam. The baby name Mariam sounds like Maryam, Myriam and Meriam. Other similar baby names are Maria, Mariah and Marial.
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Popularity of Mariam
Mariam is a very popular first name for women (#1392 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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