What does Myriam mean?
Myriam /myr-i-am/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Myriam means "star of the sea". Myriam is an alternate spelling, with the prefix My-, of Miriam (Hebrew): from Miryam.
How popular is Myriam?
Myriam is a very prominent first name for women (#1613 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Myriam for girls. Myriam was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #745 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mariam (#568 last year), Maryam (#597), Mimi, Miriam (#305) and Mitzi are the prominent related forms of Myriam ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Miyanna are seldom used. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.2647%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.255%, down 3.7%), but with the versions Mitzi and Myriam becoming less trendy. Mariam (#568) and Maryam (#597) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Myriam and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)