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What does Myriam mean?

Myriam Pronunciation of Myriam 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.




VARIANTS Miryam, Mirriam, Mirham, Meryam, Meriam, Maryam, Mariam, Mairim

RELATIONS VIA MIRIAM Mirian, Mirja, Mirjam



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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. (2018 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?

Mariam (#548 FROM RECENT DATA), Maryam (#565), Meriam, Miriam (#303) 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 the 1910s (AVERAGE #1502) and have remained as common to this day (#1236, DOWN 8.4%), but with the version Miriam becoming less trendy. 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 sound-alike 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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