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PronouncedPron.MA-REE French
MA-ri-ye Czech
ma-REE German
mə-REE English
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Meaning & History

French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie (1867-1934), a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.

In France it is occasionally used as a masculine name in pairings such as Jean-Marie.
VariantsMaria German Maria, Marilyn, Mary, Maree English Mari, Maria Swedish Mari, Maria Norwegian Mari, Maria Danish
DiminutivesManon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise French Madlenka, Maja, Marika Czech Marianne German Mae, Mamie, Marianne, Mariel, Marinda, Marion, May English Marianne Swedish Marianne Norwegian Marianne Danish
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie Afrikaans Mariam, Maryam Arabic Mariam Armenian Maria, Miren, Maia Basque Maryia Belarusian Mary, Miriam Biblical Maria, Mariam Biblical Greek Miriam Biblical Hebrew Maria Biblical Latin Mari Breton Maria, Mariya Bulgarian Maria, Mariona, Ona Catalan Maria Corsican Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Maša, Mojca Croatian Maria, Marjo, Mirjam, Jet, Jette, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria Dutch Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika Estonian Maria Faroese Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Jaana, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut, Miia, Mirja Finnish Maria, Maike, Mareike Frisian María, Maruxa Galician Mariam, Mariami, Meri, Marika Georgian Maria, Marietta, Marika Greek Maryamu Hausa 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 Maria, Marianna, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi Italian Marija Latvian Marija Lithuanian Marija, Maja, Mare Macedonian Moirrey, Voirrey Manx Mere Maori Malle, Molle Medieval English Maria Occitan Maryam Persian Maria, Maja, Marika, Maryla, Marzena Polish Maria, Mariana, Mariazinha Portuguese Maria Romanian Maria, Mariya, Marya, Manya, Maryana, Masha Russian Márjá Sami Maria Sardinian Màiri, Maura, Moira, Moyra Scottish Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica Serbian Mária, Maja, Marika Slovak Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Mare, Marica, Maša, Mojca Slovene Marja Sorbian María, Marita Spanish Maritza Spanish (Latin American) Meryem Turkish Maria, Mariya Ukrainian Maryam Urdu Meryem Uyghur Mair, Mairwen, Mari Welsh Mirele Yiddish
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