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What does Miryam mean?

Miryam Pronunciation of Miryam [miryam] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Miryam means "star of the sea". Miryam is an alternate spelling of Miriam (Hebrew) and its source form. See also Marlise.

Associated with: star, sea.


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

5 more related forms via Miriam: Mirian, Mirja, Mirjam, Mirjana and Miyana.

Creative forms:
(female) Myryam, ..

(male) Miham, Mikham, ..

Middle name pairings:
Miryam Alyna (M.A.), ..

How popular is Miryam?

Miryam is an unusual given name for women. Miryam is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Miryam (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Miriam (#294 the previous year), Mariam (#563), Maryam (#567), Myriam, Meriam and Mirian. Other variants, like Mirja, are seldom used. These relations of Miryam were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (average #1237). Miriam is the longstanding favorite, though Maryam has become trendy as well over time. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Kirya, Marian, Marna, Marnya, Marya, Maryan, Maryann, Maryn, Maryon, Meirna, Merna, Mira, Mirah, Miran, Mirana, Mireya, Miriana, Mirka, Mirla, Mirna, Mirra, Mirta, Miya, Morna, Muirna, Murna, Myrna and Tiryan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Miryam.

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