Meaning and Name Origin
Maryland \m(a)-ryla-nd, mar(y)-land\ as a boys' name. Place name. The state of Maryland was named for English Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I, when the land was granted to Lord Baltimore.
Maryland is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#28666 out of 88799, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Maryland and corresponding names. The only popular varying form of Maryland (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Maria. Adoption of this boy name reached its peak during 1920-1929 and is now significantly less, with the form Maria becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)