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What does Marie mean?

Marie Pronunciation of Marie as a girls' name is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marie is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary. Earliest English form of the name which was revived in the 19th century. Scientist Marie Curie; Queen Marie Antoinette of Scots; singer Marie Osmond. Also form of Maria.


ASSOCIATED WITH star, sea, 19th century, queen



SEE ALSO Manon, Marianne, Marietta, Mitzi

RELATIONS VIA MARY Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Marabel, Mare, Marelle, Maren, Marette, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianne, Marice, Maridel, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marielle, Marietta, Mariette, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Marybel, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maureen, Maurene, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mavra, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Meridel, Meriel, Mimi, Minnie, Miriam, Moire, Mollie, Morag, Muire, Murial, Muriel


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(male) Marre, ..

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How popular is Marie?

Marie is a very popular first name for women (#44 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11964 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Marie reached its apex rank of #8 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is at #576 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Marie (#576 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) listed in the Top 2000 are Malia (#254), Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara (#681), Maree, Maren (#607), Maria (#116), Mariam (#548), Marian (#1210), Mariana (#286), Mariann, Marianne, Mariel, Mariela (#1547), Mariella (#1269), Marielle (#1772), Marietta, Mariette, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#610), Marin (#1382), Marion (#1605), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1682), Marla, Marlo (#1980), Mary (#126), Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Maura (#1576), Maureen, Maurine, May (#1645), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1501), Mimi, Minnie, Miriam (#303), Mitzi, Mollie (#1125) and Muriel. Adoption of these relations of Marie was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (USAGE OF 11.07%) and has become much lower since (USAGE 0.75%, 93%), with forms like Maurine becoming less stylish. The most fashionable names for newborns in this compilation are Malia, Mara, Maren, Mariam and Mariella.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianne, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Mariella, Marielle, Marietta, Mariette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maryjo, Marylee, Marylin, Maura in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maureen, Maurine, May, Mayme, Maymie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayra, Mimi, Minnie, Miriam, Mitzi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mollie, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary, Mollie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marie is alike in pronunciation to Maery, Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Marah, Maraya, Mari, Mariah, Maurie, Mera, Merah, Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merry, Mira, Mirah, Mireio, Miri, Mirra, Morah, Moraia, Moria, Moriah and Myriah. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Barrie, Carie, Casie, Catie, Darcie, Halie, Jacie, Kadie, Karie, Lacie, Lanie, Macie, Maggie, Maji, Malke, Marcie, Marcine, Marge, Marged, Margie, Margit, Margo, Marien, Mariet, Marike, Marine, Maris, Marise, Marit, Mariza, Marjie, Markie, Marlie, Marne, Marnie, Marrin, Marte, Martie, Marva, Marve, Mauve, Maxi, Maxie, Mazie, Mazine, Merle, Mirtie, Ramie, Sarie and Tatie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marie.

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