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What does Meriam mean?

Meriam Pronunciation of Meriam [meri-am] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Meriam is "star of the sea". Meriam is an alternate spelling of Miriam (Hebrew): from Miryam.

Associated with: star, sea.


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

3 more different relations via Miriam: Mirian, Mirja and Mirjam.

Creative forms:
(female) Merimi, ..

(male) Merima, Merimo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meriam Natalya (M.N.), ..

How popular is Meriam?

Meriam is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#122534 out of 150436, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Meriam entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1556 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Miriam (#294 in recent rankings), Mariam (#563), Maryam (#567), Myriam and Mirian are the prominent related forms of Meriam. Other variants, like Mirham, are seldom used. These forms of Meriam were favored as baby names today (median #1237). Maryam and Mariam are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meriam, Mariam, Maryam, Miriam, Mirian, Myriam in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ceria, Cerian, Maria, Mariah, Marial, Marian, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marien, Marin, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marion, Marna, Marnia, Maryan, Media, Meirna, Melia, Mera, Merah, Meral, Mercia, Merial, Meriel, Merill, Meriol, Meris, Merla, Merna, Merona, Merryn, Miran, Miriana, Mirna, Moria, Moriah, Morine, Morna, Murial, Murna, Myriah and Myrna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Meriam.

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