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What does Myriam mean?

Myriam Pronunciation of Myriam [myr-i-am] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Myriam means "star of the sea". Myriam is an alternate spelling of Miriam (Hebrew): from Miryam.

Associated with: star, sea.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Myrimi, Myrmi, ..

(male) Myrimo, Myrmo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Myriam Hailey (M.H.), ..

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)

Myriam was first listed in 2003 and reached its apex rank of #1697 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mariam (#563 from recent data), Maryam (#567), Meriam, Miriam (#294) and Mirian are the prominent related forms of Myriam ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Mirham, are seldom used. These forms of Myriam were favored in 2015 (average #1237). Mariam and Maryam are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Kyria, Lyria, Maria, Mariah, Marial, Marian, Mariana, Mariane, Mariann, Marien, Marin, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marion, Marna, Marnia, Maryan, Mayria, Merial, Merna, Miran, Miriana, Mirna, Moria, Moriah, Morine, Morna, Murial, Murna, Myra, Myrah, Myrene, Myriah, Myrla, Myrna, Myrta, Myrtia, Syria and Tyria. These names tend to be less frequently used than Myriam.

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