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What does Mirian mean?

Mirian Pronunciation of Mirian [miri-an] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Mirian means "star of the sea". Mirian is a version of Miriam (Hebrew): from Miryam.

Associated with: star, sea.


14 alternative forms via Miriam: Mairim, Mariam, Maryam, Meriam, Meryam, Mimi, Mirham, Mirja, Mirjam, Mirjana, Mirriam, Miryam, Miyana and Myriam.

Creative forms:
(female) Mirina, ..

(male) Mirimon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mirian Bridgette (M.B.), ..

How popular is Mirian?

Mirian is a very popular first name for females (#1667 out of 4276, Top 39%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mirian entered the list in 1992 and reached its peak position of #1771 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Miriam (#294 from recent data), Mariam (#563), Maryam (#567), Myriam, Mimi and Meriam are the prominent variation forms of Mirian appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Mirja, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Mirian is common today (usage of 0.12%). Miriam is a perennial favorite, although Maryam seems to be getting popular too.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Mirian is alike in pronunciation to Mairin, Mareen, Maren, Marian, Mariane, Mariann, Marianne, Marien, Marin, Marine, Marinn, Marion, Marrin, Maryan, Maryann, Maryn, Maryon, Merryn, Miran, Moreen, Morine and Morwyn. Other recommended names are Adrian, Cerian, Darian, Dorian, Eirian, Eirin, Eirinn, Gilian, Jilian, Kiria, Kiriah, Kiriana, Lilian, Lorian, Maria, Mariah, Marial, Mariana, Marianna, Marina, Marinna, Marjan, Marna, Marnia, Meiriona, Merial, Merna, Miliana, Miliani, Mirana, Miri, Miriana, Mirla, Mirna, Mirra, Mirta, Morgan, Moriah, Morna, Muirna, Murial, Murna, Myriah, Myrna, Niran, Siria, Siriana, Tirian, Tirien, Tirion, Tiryan, Tivian and Vivian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mirian.

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