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GenderMasculine
UsageSpanish
PronouncedPron.ma-KA-ryo
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Meaning & History

Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακαριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μακαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
Feminine FormMacaria
Other Languages & CulturesKari Finnish Macarius, Makarios Late Greek Makar, Makari, Makariy Russian

Images

Icon depicting Saint Macarius of Egypt with a cherubIcon depicting Saint Macarius of Egypt with a cherub
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute