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What does Maryam mean?

Maryam Pronunciation of Maryam [maryam] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and Maryam means "star of the sea; grace". Maryam is an alternate form of Marianne (French, Latin, Hebrew). Maryam is also a derivative of Miriam (Hebrew): from Miryam.

Associated with: star, sea, grace.


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

10 more related forms via Marianne, Miriam: Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marien, Maryan, Maryann, Maryanna, Mirian, Mirja and Mirjam.

Creative forms:
(female) Marryam, ..


Middle name pairings:
Maryam Vivian (M.V.), ..

How popular is Maryam?

Maryam is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2747 out of 4276, Top 64%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Maryam was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #567 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Mariam (#563 in 2015), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marianne (#1985), Maryan, Maryann (#1809), Maryanna, Meriam, Miriam (#294), Mirian and Myriam are the popular variation forms of Maryam (#567 in 2015). These forms of Maryam were popular with parents 10 years ago (adoption of 0.22%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.19%, 14.4% less), but with versions like Maryann becoming less trendy. Mariam and Maryam are two of the more fashionable baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryam, Mariam, Mariana, Mariann, Marianne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryan, Maryann, Maryanna, Meriam, Miriam in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Darya, Maiya, Maiyah, Manya, Mara, Marah, Maraya, Mareen, Maren, Marena, Marfa, Marga, Maria, Mariah, Marial, Marian, Marin, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marion, Marja, Marjan, Marla, Marna, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marni, Marnia, Marnie, Marnya, Marra, Marrin, Marta, Marva, Mary, Marya, Maryanne, Maryjo, Maryk, Maryka, Maryl, Marylu, Maryn, Maryon, Maryonn, Marys, Marysa, Maryse, Maya, Mayah, Merna, Miran, Mirna, Morna, Murna, Myrna, Varya and Zarya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maryam.

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