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Meaning and name origin

Miriam \m(i)-riam\ as a girl's name is pronounced MEER-ee-em. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Miriam is "star of the sea". From Miryam, an older version of the name Mary. Other possible meanings are "wished-for child", "rebellion" or "sea of bitterness". Biblical: the sister of Moses, who saved his life as a baby when she hid him in a basket among the rushes at the river's edge for the Pharoah's daughter to find. The name was revived in the 18th century. Singer Miriam Makeba.

Miriam has 18 variant forms: Mairim, Mariam, Maryam, Meriam, Meryam, Mimi, Mirham, Mirian, Mirja, Mirjam, Mirjana, Mirriam, Miryam, Mitzi, Mitzie, Miyana, Miyanna and Myriam.

For more information, see also related girl names Marianne and Mireio.


Miriam is a very popular first name for females (#285 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Miriam for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Miriam name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Miriam and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mariam, Marianne, Mary, Maryam, Mimi, Miriam, Mitzi and Myriam. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mariam, Marianne, Mary, Maryam, Mimi, Miriam, Mitzi, Myriam in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Marian, Miran, Miriana and Mirna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Miriam.


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