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Given Name MARIA
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μαρια (Greek), Мария (Russian, Bulgarian), Марія (Ukrainian), Маріа (Church Slavic)
PRONOUNCED: ma-REE-a (Italian, German, Dutch, Greek), mu-REE-u (European Portuguese), ma-REE-u (Brazilian Portuguese), mə-REE-ə (Catalan, English), mah-REE-ah (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish), MAR-ya (Polish), MAH-ree-ah (Finnish), mu-RYEE-yə (Russian), mu-RYEE-yu (Ukrainian)   [details]
Meaning & History
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.

This was the name of two ruling queens of Portugal. It was also borne by the Habsburg queen Maria Theresa (1717-1780), whose inheritance of the domains of her father, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, began the War of the Austrian Succession.
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VARIANTS: Marie (German), Mari, Marie (Swedish), Mari, Marie (Norwegian), Mari, Marie (Danish), Marja, Marjo (Dutch), Maleah, Mariah, Marie, Mary (English), Maaria, Marja, Marjo (Finnish), Miren (Basque), Mariya, Marya (Russian), Mariya (Bulgarian), Mariya (Ukrainian), Mariam (Biblical Greek)
DIMINUTIVES: Mariella, Marietta, Mimi (Italian), Mariazinha (Portuguese), Mariona, Ona (Catalan), Maja, Mareike, Mariele, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria (German), Maja, Majken, Mia, My (Swedish), Maiken, Maja, Mia (Norwegian), Maiken, Maja, Majken, Mia (Danish), Jet, Maaike, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria (Dutch), Maike, Mareike (Frisian), Marietta, Marika (Greek), Maja, Marika, Maryla, Marzena (Polish), Mimi (English), Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut (Finnish), Maia (Basque), Manya, Masha (Russian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mariam, Maryam (Arabic), Mariam (Armenian), Maryia (Belarusian), Mary, Miriam (Biblical), Miriam (Biblical Hebrew), Mari (Breton), Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Maša, Mojca (Croatian), Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika, Máša (Czech), Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika (Estonian), Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise (French), María (Galician), Mariam, Mariami, Meri, Marika (Georgian), Malia, Mele (Hawaiian), Miriam (Hebrew), Mariamne (History), Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska (Hungarian), María, Mæja (Icelandic), Máire, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, Mallaidh, Maureen, Maurine, Moyra (Irish), Marija (Latvian), Marija (Lithuanian), Marija, Maja, Mare (Macedonian), Moirrey, Voirrey (Manx), Mere (Maori), Malle, Molle (Medieval English), Maryam (Persian), Márjá (Sami), Màiri, Maura, Moira, Moyra (Scottish), Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica (Serbian), Mária, Maja, Marika (Slovak), Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Mare, Marica, Maša, Mojca (Slovene), María, Marita (Spanish), Maritza (Spanish (Latin American)), Meryem (Turkish), Meryem (Uyghur), Mair, Mairwen, Mari (Welsh), Mirele (Yiddish)
SAME SPELLING: Mária, María
USER SUBMISSIONS: Maria, Marià
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