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A very common middle name for girls.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2005
Even though Marie is overused as a middle name, it makes a nice choice for a first name. Marie is on my favorites list for a girl (as a first name only).
Kelly716  5/1/2005
My first name is Marie. I was born in 1963, on October 16th. Coincidentally, the same day Marie Antoinette was beheaded, which I only recently learned. Most of my life I have been called MariA. For some reason the majority of people I've come in contact with could not, or would not, use MariE. There are also the few who insisted on calling me MarY. As a child it was a source of deep humiliation, as an adult irritation. To this day, I wish my parents had gone with a different name.
Please, if you insist on giving this name to your daughter, make sure she has a way to respond to the boneheads she will encounter throughout her life, especially since even now it is considered "an old lady name".
circean313  5/19/2005
I understand your frustration. I am most often called MariA though. It's SO annoying! I hate correcting people all the time! Why can't they just learn that it is MariE? It's a lovely name with history behind it and means "living fragrance". MariE Antoinette ruined the name though! Darn her!
mariej2  7/17/2005
This was my grandmother's name and after her death it has become a family name. I have 2 cousins with this name and a lot more with it used as a middle name. I do plan to use this name on at least one of my daughters as a middle name no matter how overused it is, as it will always be a family name.
Gianna  8/12/2005
It's the most popular first name for girls in Germany at the moment.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2005
Marie is the little white girl kitten in Disney's movie "The Aristocats."
breakofday  12/16/2005
In Sweden Marie is often paired with another name; Marie-Louise, Britt-Marie and Ann-Marie are three standard versions.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Marie is one of the most popular names in Belgium.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2006
In the Netherlands there is a Dutch version of this name: ''Marieke''. And that is my name. In old Dutch (Historian Dutch) it literally means: 'little Marie'. I like my name, but sometimes I am afraid people who can't speak Dutch pronounce it wrong. I like the name Marie, but in the English language it sounds stranger than 'Mary'. Because of the pronouncation of the 'r'.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2006
I like my middle name. It is Mar-ree, the emphasis being on the 'ree'.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
In fact, it is NOT Mrs. Curie's name. Her real name was MARIA, as she was of Polish origin (her full name was Maria Sk³odowska-Curie) and the form 'Marie' is not used in Poland. I know she is worldwide known as Marie, but as there is 'Maria' form at, there is no reason to spread a non-accurate information like that.
Aleyn-Elnaire  3/12/2006
My first name is Marie. I was born in 1984. I have had the Maria problem, but in my experience it is easily correctable. I love it. I would absolutely encourage anyone to name their daughter this. Just don't use it as a middle name.
havoc  4/25/2006
A previous poster was correct in stating that Mme. Curie's name was not Marie but Maria. When moving to France from Poland, she changed her name to Marie to avoid linguistic confusion.

Another notable bearer of the name is Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, who was one of the most famous female painters of the 18th century.
Melusine  5/3/2006
This is an awesome middle name.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2006
My English name (I live in South Korea) is Marie. It's often confused with Mary, but I like it because it's not used very often. It goes well with my real name, which is Jeeun.
Nadriana  7/14/2006
My middle name is Marie and I love it. It doesn't seem to be horribly overused where we come from, just somewhat common. And my parents are French so I have an excuse. I like to think it refers to Mary the Magdalene.
SerasVictoria  7/21/2006
I love this name, but I prefer it as a middle name. I can think of only one acquaintance of mine that has the middle name Marie, and that is my mother. I also don't know very many people with Marie as a first name.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
What is it with everyone having the middle name Marie? I've counted before and I know at least 50 people with the middle name Marie. And if they don't have the middle name Marie they either have the middle names Elizabeth, Anne, or Lee! People PLEASE find a different name! I have nothing wrong with giving the names Marie, Elizabeth, Anne, or Lee to your children as a first name but stop using them as middle names. You're on this site, look another middle name up! (If anyone thinks im being harsh sorry. I just have a very strong opinion about this.)
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
Madeleine Albright was born as Marie Jana Korbelová.
Maggie_Simpson  7/29/2006
My name is Marie. I was born in 1982, when I was growing up I did used to get the odd 'Maria' but it never bothered me - I have always loved my name - and never knew another Marie which was wonderful. Now I have met a few other Marie's and they too love their name. I think it is a lovely, classic name and I'm proud of it.
Marie_G  8/3/2006
My first daughter's middle name is Marie. I think it is a great name. It is used a lot but that doesn't matter to me. I gave my daughter my mother's and my middle name. It was passed down.
luvmygirls0406  8/9/2006
My middle name is Marie, however (unconventionally) I pronounced it MAHR-ee, with a long 'a' so that the first syllable rhymes with car. I've always been proud of this pronunciation, as it was my great grandmother's name.
sianmarie  8/16/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Marie here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
I'm eventually going to legally change my first name to Marie, which is currently my middle name, as I've never liked my original first name; my middle name's going to become Alicia. Marie is far too overused as a middle name and I think it loses meaning as such. It's a perfectly nice, normal name like Sarah or Hannah, and no one uses it as a first name. I'd rather see more plain names being used than some of these ridiculous phonetic atrocities being dreamed up.
Madam Jadis  10/8/2006
My middle name is Marie and I love it. I know how common it is, but it was passed down from my grandmother who also had the middle name of Marie. It's such a lovely name that can go with almost any name so it's no wonder that it is used so much. I don't often see Marie as a first name but it's so pretty that it should be used as that more often! I love it and will most definitely pass it down to my daughter in the future.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
I prefer Mary.
bellaboo  11/1/2006
Marie Barone is the matriarch in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. I like the name though, it has a simple elegance.
Danielle Monique  11/19/2006
This name is often used as a middle name for boys as well in Catholic countries such as Belgium and Spain. Nearly every man in the Belgian royal family has this as one of his many middle names!
khaotickharma  11/29/2006
This is a very common middle name for girls.
Taydbug112  12/14/2006
A middle name goldmine for lazy parents. It is a far too commonly used as a middle name.
gracielou16  1/22/2007
Like others have said, this is way too overused as a middle name. It would be a nice change if a girl had the first name Marie.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2007
A famous bearer is Marie Laveau the New Orleans Voodoo Queen.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2007
Marie is my first name. I was named after my great aunt and my great great grandma. I quite like my name also. I highly prefer it as a first name to a middle name.
Spartz7  2/14/2007
This is quite a pretty name. I prefer it as a first name.
wordybookworm  2/18/2007
I like this name, because it's pretty. But the ending is a bit abrupt so I call my friend Marie "Mariezies". I like it as a middle name because it sounds good with a lot of names that I like.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2007
Do not name ANYONE this! It means sea of bitterness. It doesn't matter if it's a first, or middle name.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2007
It doesn't certainly mean sea of bitterness---the origin is much disputed. And at this point, it hardly has anything to do with its actual meaning anymore.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
The traditional English pronunciation is MAR-ee. But this pronunciation has fallen out of use in favour of the French pronunciation in the 20th century. Marie Lloyd is a famous English music hall singer and this is how her name was pronounced.
Elea  5/8/2007
It is one of the most popular middle names for girls out there, along with Ann and Elizabeth. It is not a very common first name for girls at all.
CharlieRob  5/9/2007
I think this name is quite pretty as a first name but gets excessive use as a middle name. It's more unique than Mary or Maria.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2007
My middle name is Marie, and although it is very common among girls my age, I don't have a problem with it. And since I am Italian I am thinking it goes very well with my first name. I do get the Maria, but since I guess that's how it is pronounced in italy, it is fine by me. So I am Vittoria Maria to my family. I think its nice.
Vittoria_Maria  6/15/2007
I love the name Marie. This is probably influenced by the fact that one of the nicest people I know is called Marie, but I think it's a beautiful name, although way too overused as a middle name. I'm going to use it as a first name if I ever have a daughter. I'm from Wales and a lot of people here pronounce it as you would pronounce the name Mari, with no long "e" at the end, and it really gets on my nerves.
RachelLouise  6/19/2007
My middle name, quite overused as one, because it's cute and does the job.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2007
Honestly? I am a little tired of the name Marie. It is more rare to meet someone whose first name is Marie/Maria. Marie has been passed down my family.

Well, I am very proud to say that I am planning to break the tradition because I am not a fan of Marie as the middle name period.
violetagate  7/7/2007
Even though she is fictional, Marie is one of the two names of the main character in the ballet, "The Nutcracker". My company uses Clara however, which I like much better. Marie to me is just one of those filler names.
czechcrazy  7/7/2007
My name is Jena Marie (JEH-nah muh-REE). I like it as a middle name just fine, so long as you put it with the right name. It has a nice, soft, rolling sound with the right name. I don't care for it much as a first name, but it works for some people. 'Marie' sounds nice in French names, too.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2007
Czech pronunciation is Mah-ree-a.
Karcoolka  8/10/2007
Czech pronunciation is actually more like MAH-ri-ye (shortly).

(I think Karcoolka is simply confused by the difficulcies of pronunciation key in English, considering Czech is much more phonetical than English.)
HanaB  10/18/2007
Marie is 18th place in the Top 100 in Czechia. It was borne by 787 little girls.
Maggie_Simpson  10/11/2007
"MARIE" is a good middle name. Use "MARIE" for a middle name because it will be easy for those who have short names to have longer and add an elegant effect on their names.
vina_marie  10/25/2007
Like many others, this is my middle name. I like it, even though it is overused, it sounds very nice with my first name and it is a family tradition. I am at least (we're not sure how far back it goes) the seventh generation to have this middle name and I like that.
pandasayscynical  11/18/2007
James DePaiva and Misty Rowe have a daughter Dreama Marie DePaiva.
Maggie_Simpson  12/20/2007
I think I would like Marie pronounced "MAH-ree" instead of "mur-EE."
wordybookworm  1/11/2008
I had an aunt whose middle name was spelt Merrie, but pronounced like this Marie.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2008
October 16th is the day Marie Antionette was beheaded.
Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
Queen Marie Antoinette was born Maria Antonia. She changed her name when she married Louis Auguste.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2008
Famous bearers:
Actress Marie Doležalová
Director Marie Poledňáková
Scientist Marie Curie-Skłodowska
Singer Marie Rottrová
Actress/Singer Lisa Marie Presley
Actress Marie Rosůlková
Karcoolka  3/6/2008
My name is Marie. I hate that people try to change it, to Maria or Mary sometimes even Murray? This name was my Great-grandmother's, my aunt, me and I'll probably keep it going. It is a very noble name and I love it. Just wish it wasn't so difficult for people.
aanasneit  3/19/2008
Marie Dionne is one of the Dionne quintuplets. She and her 4 sisters were taken away from their parents because of abuse. To read more about them, visit:
Ivy Reese  3/24/2008
A famous bearer was Canadian actres Marie Dressler (November 9, 1868 – July 28, 1934). She was the fourth winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931 for her role as Min Divot in 'Min and Bill.' She received an additional nomination in 1932 for 'Emma.'
AndrewJKD  4/7/2008
Moderator/actress Michaela Jílková and Michal Voráček have a daughter Marie Voráčková (2004).
MaggieSimpson  4/11/2008
Marie Bunel is a famous French actress. She has starred alongside Jane Seymour and Christopher Lee in a series about the French Revolution (among other projects.)
polyglot7  4/20/2008
It's a pretty name, and better than Mary and Maria, but overused just like them, and especially as a middle name, it's a very predictable, dull choice that signals that the parents didn't have much imagination.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Marie Cavallier is the French-born wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark; in connection with the wedding, she became HRH Princess Marie Agathe Odile of Denmark.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2008
Marie Romanov Nikolevna was Anastasia Romanov's older sister by two years. There is a big dispute between scientists about whether or not it was Marie or Anastasia who escaped their family's massacre. Their little brother Alexei (often translated as Alexis) is also rumored to have escaped the gruesome execution.
Also, many people believe that Marie's name is actually Maria, but it is is Marie. Some translations DO say Maria, but I think her name is truly Marie.
Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
Her name was Maria Nikolaevna Romanova!
LilyDeParis  9/3/2008
Popular in South Africa as a short form of Maria, and pronounced MAH-rree with a shorter ee ending than the French version.
Anneza  8/10/2008
Actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren welcomed their first baby, a girl named Marie Warren, on the 7th of June, 2008 in Los Angeles.
Emilie007  8/19/2008
Actually, Jessica Alba named her daughter Honor Marie.
KrisMichelle  9/15/2008
This name is also used in Dutch and Limburgish, and in both languages, the pronunciation of the name is exactly the same as the German pronunciation.
Lucille  10/18/2008
I love the name Marie. My middle name is Marie and I love the name so much that I sometimes go by "Anna Marie" instead of just "Anna". I think that sounds more elegant than just plain Anna, and I have always wanted an elegant name.
annamarie941408  12/1/2008
Sure, it's overused as a middle name, but that's because it sounds nice with just about anything. It's really a nice name, first and middle.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2009
A famous bearer of this name was German soprano Marie Wittich (1868-1931). She is noted as having sung the role of Salome in the Richard Strauss opera "Salome" at its premiere in Germany, 9 December 1905.
AndrewJKD  4/4/2009
This is -way- too common of a middle name. It's so common of a middle name that when one of my teachers gets mad at a girl she calls she girl "So-and-so Marie!" and half the girls ask how she knew their middle name. You might as well not give your kid a middle name if you're going to name her Marie.
Aurora Lynn  4/23/2009
While Marie isn't my favorite name in the world I do like it. It is an uncommon first name where I'm from, I've only ever met one Marie. It is however a very popular middle name. Unlike some other people who seem to think giving a child the middle name Marie is a sign of lazy parenting I disagree. I think most parents put a lot of consideration into what they name their kids and it's not necessarily their fault that a name is overused.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2009
Marie' Digby is an singer/songwriter. The accent over the e makes her name pronounced mah-ree-AY.
sayseptember  5/23/2009
Holly Marie Combs played piper in the award winning series Charmed.
Haliwell  6/18/2009
Marie as a first name is such a breath of fresh air when you consider that so many girls have been given Marie as a thoughtless throwaway middle name. I did some observations at a daycare a few years ago, and I thought it was really charming that one of the little girls was named Marie.
Anyechka  8/7/2009
Actually, I don't think that many young girls in the Czech republic favor their name "Marie" - it's usually considered a very old-fashioned name, because almost every child has a granny named "Marie". So, girls named "Marie" often go by nicknames: Mája ("Maa-ya"), Máňa ("Maa-nya"), or Mary (the english name). But, of course, not all of them.
Amaanael  8/10/2009
Marie sounds nice, but only as a first name. I am sick and tired of seeing it as a middle name. It's become a thoughtless filler. I hope that one day Marie will be reclaimed as a first name.
bananarama  9/23/2009
Actress Maria Tauberová, born 28. March, 1911, Vysoké Mýto - death 16. January 2003, Prague. Her birth name is Marie Proskeová.
MaggieSimpson  10/4/2009
In Ireland Marie is more commonly pronounced MAHR-ee, with a long 'a' so that the first syllable rhymes with car, like sianmarie said she pronounces it.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2009
Way-Way-way-way WAYYYY too common as a middle name. I mean people think it sounds good with everything, it doesn't. If one day people in your daughter's class are talking about middle names and someone asks
"Hey what's your middle name?"
then 20 girls reply "me too!"
italiannames  10/30/2009
As Marie Curie was born in Poland and Marie-Antoinette in Austria, they were both born Maria and became Marie when they came to France. These examples aren't the best ones, I think.

But there are Marguerite-Marie Alacocque, a Catholic saint in the 17th century, or Marie de France, a poet who lived in France and England in the 12th century.
Marie-Amelie  10/31/2009
Marie comes from Myrrh the fragrance the wise men left for the Christ child. It can mean bitter as Myrrh is bitter at first, but; it can also mean beautiful fragrance.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2010
In France, Marie is often used as a hyphenated name, such as Marie-Ange, Marie-Anne, Marie-France, Marie-Jeanne, Marie-Rose, Marie-Claire and Marie-Hélène. Marie is also an anagram of _aimer_, which means _to like/love_ in French.
shotgun_wedding  3/12/2010
Very common, like Mary, Maria and so on, yet really nice. Oddly enough I can't stand Maria, but I like this.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2010
Though I get why many people think this name is "WAY" overused as a middle name, I can also understand why it is used to often. Really, it goes with pretty much any feminine name you can think of. Sure, there might be better choices of middle names out there, but sometimes people just want to go with what works. I should know, as it is (also) my middle name.
Hannah_E  5/17/2010
I don't like this name at all. It's far too simple and common for my tastes. As said before, it is incredibly overused as a middle name and parents should think of something more original. It goes well with most names which is probably the reason why it is so popular.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2010
I think Marie is a gorgeous name. It's simple, and easy to say; I think it's rather universal. I think it's a lot prettier than the way overused Maria. I just wish that people would start to use it as a first name! That frustrates me to no end.

I love Marie Antoinette. If anything, I think she was misunderstood, ruling at such a young age, still in her childhood and trying to know what is right and wrong and what to do.
Lunar_Wolf  8/10/2010
Really nice and underused as a first name, but overused as a middle name. Hmmm...
Chrila96  8/14/2010
Marie Osmond is a singer who often performs with her brother, Donny Osmond. She made history at the age of 12 when she became the youngest female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the charts with her song, "Paper Roses."
breakofday  8/15/2010
I absolutely love the name Marie--AS A FIRST NAME. I know tons, *tons*, of girls with the middle name Marie. It's overdone.

However, as a first name Marie is divine. I'm sorry to all the Maries who were called Maria by illiterate people growing up (there is clearly a difference between an 'a' and an 'e'). Marie, as a first name, is a hallmark of elegance, and you can combine it with just about any middle name to make a really great combo.
erb816  9/18/2010
I always though Marie was the right form to spell Mary...
Schizofrenic  12/15/2010
I love this name! It's so classic!
adrenalinekat  12/28/2010
Marie in Bavaria (1841-1925) - younger sister of Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria and last Queen of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
CarolinW  1/6/2011
Beyond overused as a middle name, but it's always refreshing to hear as a first name. Marie Teresa is pretty combination.
Black_X  2/26/2011
A famous bearer of the name is one of the daughters of Czar Nicolas II.
luvtolaugh  3/11/2011
Every third girl's middle name is Marie, but you don't see it very often as a first name. Could be a potential daughter's name for me. Very pretty and easy to grow up with.
mrose19  4/11/2011
Oh, this is so pretty! I love it so much!
Joy12  5/3/2011
Marie sounds nice and I was planning on using it as a middle name for my daughter. I'm so glad I looked up the meaning first! It means "Bitterness" "Sea of Bitterness" and "Rebellious". For me that's a deal breaker of massive proportions. So I warn all who plan on using this name: ABSOLUTELY HORRID MEANING!
― Anonymous User  5/22/2011
Uh yeah I don't understand why this is such a popular name for girls. It sounds like Maury. Plus, I didn't know it meant Bitterness. Why anyone would name their child this is beyond me. Awful.
PosieZ  6/1/2011
I like this name, it's sweet and soft and lovely :) timeless and classic this could be a first name and a middle name.
adrenalinekat  6/16/2011
Very popular as a nickname for Maria and as a name in its own right among Afrikaans-speaking South Africans. They pronounce it MAH ree, with a long 'ah' sound and a short 'ee'.
Anneza  8/10/2011
YUCK! Marie is extremely overused. Literally, I know dozens of girls whose middle name is Marie. Give it a rest, say for about 100 years!
GibsonGirl  8/27/2011
Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916) was a painter and printmaker.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2011
In English, Marie seems to be more common as a middle name than a first name, as it has a good rhythm. But it's kind of boring how people just use it as a filler, or a second-hand name that runs in the family.
Hushpuppy  10/15/2011
I like it as a first name, but not as a middle name.
Kinola  12/6/2011
I don't like the name Marie... at all. I'm not joking, every single Marie I've ever known is completely crazy, ditzy and "easy". I just can't like this name. I understand it means "Bitter and Rebelious". That's fitting.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2012
I don't like the name. It is entirely overused because everyone says 'It's a family name'. How about a little originality? Something with a similar meaning? Or something with Marie in it- Maribel?
Cuss10  2/15/2012
If you want to make an impression, do the unexpected and name your daughter Marie as a first name, not a middle name. Marie is a refreshingly classic name that your daughter will thank you for in the future. It is too common as a middle name but now unusual as a first name. A friend of mine named her eldest daughter Marie, and every time I hear or say it, it grows on me more and more. It is a beautiful name.
stairwaytoastar  4/20/2012
Marie of Orleans (1813-1839) was the second daughter of King Louis Philippe I of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Neaples and Sicily. She was later married to the Duke of Württemberg.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Marie (1145-1198) was the oldest daughter of King Louis VII of France and his first wife Eleonore of Aquitaine.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Marie (1198-1238) was the only daughter of King Philippe II of France and his second wife Agnes.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Marie (1441-1441) was the daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Marie (1438-1439) was also another daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou. She had a twinsister named Jeanne.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Marie (1393-1438) was the daughter of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Marie (1370-1377) was the daughter of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Marie (1344-1404) was the daughter of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Marie (1326-1333) was the daughter of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Marie (1327-1341) was the daugter of King Charles IV of France and his third wife Jeanne.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Marie (1579-1649) was the daughter of Duke Albert Frederick of Prussia and his wife Marie Eleonore.
CarolinW  6/21/2012
Marie (1792-1793) was the daughter of King Frederik VI of Denmark and his wife Marie Sophie.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Marie (1304-1324) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII and his wife Margaretha.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Love this name so much! (As a first name) it's so pretty and it was very popular for a long time, unfortunately now it seems like its only a middle name. I would definitely name one of my kids this, Mimi is a cute nickname too :) I like Marie Louise or Marie Rose.
Oohvintage  1/12/2013
I recently heard a British man pronounce this as "mAH-ree", like how a British person might say marry. I really hope this pronunciation isn't very common, it completely takes away the beauty and elegance of "ma-REE"
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
Can't believe no one has said Lisa Marie Presley, only daughter of the late singer Elvis Presley. Also Marie is the middle name of singer Carrie Underwood, actress Jessica Alba (and her daughter, Honor), actress Selena Gomez, actress Katherine Heigl, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, actress Laura Marano, and actress Jane Lynch. Safe to say it's pretty overused as a middle name.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2013
Marie is such a pretty first name to have, it is simple and beautiful, I just love the name so much :)
cccake15  5/24/2013
My name is Marie Francesca. [last name omitted]. I was born in 1978 and am of Italian descent. I was named after my mother, whose first name is MaryLee. My middle name comes from my father's first name, which is Frank. Both the names Marie and Maria are variations of the name Mary. While Maria is the Italian form and Marie is French, many Italian-Americans bear the name Marie as a first name, I suppose as an Americanized version of the Italian, Maria. I was a bit disappointed to find that one of the translations of my name is "bitterness," or more specifically, "sea of bitterness." However, upon further investigation, I came to believe that the "bitterness" is more akin to "sorrow," rather than other synonyms such as "resentment" or "cynicism." This translation is one of beautiful sadness, and originated from the story of the three Saint Mary's (Magdalene, Salome, and Jacobe), who are said to be the first to witness the empty tomb of Jesus after he was crucified and then resurrected. The three Mary's allegedly then fled from persecution from their native Judea, sailed or drifted across the sea, and finally landed at the coast of what is now France. The city at which they arrived eventually became known as "Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer," which translates to "Saint Mary's of the Sea." Some legends even attest that they carried with them the Holy Grail of Jesus.
chimeraskeep  8/7/2013
There is a beautiful song by John Mayer called 'Dear Marie'.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2013
Marie is a very popular and traditional name in France. It was the most common name given to girls born in the 20th century. Although it is no longer ranked #1, it is still quite popular. Personally, I adore this name. It's nowhere near as common in the US, which makes it so unique and beautiful. I would seriously consider naming my daughter this =)
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
I really like the name Marie! Much more than Maria. It just sounds very down-to-earth. It is my best friend's middle name. Also to share the name with Marie Antoinette and Marie Curie is awesome! I think the name just rolls off your tongue, very easy. I think it should be ranked higher honestly.
IronClocks  3/3/2014
I love the name Marie. It so happens to be my middle name. When you Google search the meaning you find lots of things. I have often found that it means bitterness and rudeness and other things of that nature.
ariii__queenn  4/8/2014
An absolutely BEAUTIFUL sweet name! :3.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2014
The fictional character Isabella "Bella" Marie Cullen (née Swan) is the main protagonist of the vampire romance series Twilight.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2014
Name of the Day: August 10, 2014.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
One of the many fillers that all girls seem to get. It comes after so many names, Emma Marie, Katie Marie, Alice Marie, the list would go on forever.
Hushpuppy  8/10/2014
It's such a shame because this really is a beautiful name, but it is so overused! I have so many friends and colleagues with Marie as a middle name. I think it is very nice as a first name and unexpected. However, only use it as a middle name if it has personal significance to you. Don't just use it as a "filler".
Mmiller412  1/6/2015
I have just given up. I have changed the spelling of my name just so people will pronounce it properly. I can't understand why people, especially people under 30, can't pronounce the name Marie correctly. They either say Mary, or Maria. So I'm trying something new. When I go to a restaurant or fill out a store form or if there is a place for a nickname I tell them my name is Ma-Ree just so I can hear them call me by my correct name. Hopefully, that will work. If not it is back to the drawing board.
tulefogg  3/9/2015
Wow, why do so many people think this is just an easy middle name to choose for lazy parents! Not so for me. I think it's beautiful! It's probably common because it goes with so many names. It's one of the few names that goes well with the first name that I like, AND that my husband likes, and it just wouldn't work so well in reverse.

I don't like the meaning of it, but the Biblical "Mary" characters behind it are just beautiful! I like it more than the English Mary, although Mary is beautiful, too. So is Maria. They just don't go as well with the name we like.

There's a reason it's seemingly overused, like the names Lily and Sophia. It's beautiful!
― Anonymous User  4/20/2015
It's funny - I've known many a girl with Marie as a middle name, but only one lady about mid forties or so with Marie as a first. It's actually quite pretty used in the first spot or middle spot. Why it's being considered a filled middle name is because it has been used a lot, and with good reason considering it goes with almost every name.
Emma Marie, Sophia Marie, Olivia Marie, etc.
My sister's middle name is Mary, which doesn't sound as nice as Marie with an accent on the last syllable. Delightfully French!
Ianthe  5/17/2015
Marie was an extremely common name in France in the first half of the 1900s. It ranked at #1 in 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, and 1955. It fell to #3 in 1960 (behind Catherine and Sylvie), #10 in 1965 and was off the charts by 1970; however, it had a brief comeback in the 1980s. It ranked at #7 in 1980, #4 in 1985 (behind Aurélie, Émilie and Julie), #5 in 1990 (behind Élodie, Laura, Julie and Marine), #2 in 1995 (behind Manon) and #6 in 2000 before falling out of the top 10 by 2005.
Quamalamalam  10/4/2015
I love Marie. In my family we have 2 Marie's, a Mary, a Mara, a Marlene, and a Marianne. If I have a daughter she'll have a version of this name. As a first or middle or maybe just Marie. I'm so happy I have an excuse to use this.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2015
My name is Marie Lynne. Growing up I had never met another and it was not a common name at all, not even as a middle name. I did not like it at all. What was popular was Kathy and Debbie etc. I wanted to change my name to one of those- WHAT WAS I THINKING?! I love it now. To this day forty years later I still have only met 1 other person with it as a first name. I do agree it should be used as a first name more. I sat at a graduation and my son said to me "Well Mom, are you sick of hearing your name?" Every other girl graduating had it as a middle name.
marie mckessy  12/20/2015
My middle name. It's the most boring middle name ever. Every girl seems to have this as a middle name.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/14/2016
Marie is the name of a Squid Sister.
― Anonymous User  2/29/2016
Most girls I know have this middle name. ______ Marie, but I like it as a first name. Marie __________
It is a form of Mary.
Related: Mary, Maria, Miriam.
Eileen1209864  5/4/2016
OK, I take that back. Using it as a middle name for something extremely uncommon, so she can still feel normal is great. As for being paired with something popular, use something more unique than this. She could still feel unique. So, nice first name, boring middle name.
Eileen1209864  6/13/2016
Marie-Pierre Pruvot is an Algerian-born French transsexual woman who performed under the stage name Bambi. She performed in a transgender showgirl revue at Le Carrousel de Paris for approximately 20 years.
cutenose  6/16/2016
Many people have questioned why Marie is such a common middle name in the US. In my opinion, it's not the work of lazy or unimaginative parents, but rather that Marie is one of the few two syllable names with the accent on the last syllable. This makes it pleasing to the ear when paired with first and last names with different emphasis.
Sargjo  6/18/2016
I agree with the person above me. It's the same with Rose and Grace.
Luvbug86  10/4/2016
A famous male bearer was Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834). He understandably preferred to go by Gilbert.
Atarah Derek  12/12/2016
Marie Luv is an American pornographic actress, exotic dancer, glamour model, and pornographic film director. Born in Hacienda Heights, California, her first job was a cashier on an Air Force base commissary at 14. After graduating high school from Cheviot Hills, she was a mainstream model who was approached by representatives from Hustler magazine. Through them, she started off with seven movies under the stage name of "Destiny". After her initial work was discovered by her family and friends, she ceased doing it until she got the support of her mother. As Marie Luv, she re-entered the industry, beginning with pictorials then working into hardcore pornographic movies. She is the sister of gay porn actor Nick Da'Kannon.
cutenose  1/12/2017
This is the name of American pornographic actress, pornographic film director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author Marie Louise Hartman, who is more known by her stage name Nina Hartley.
cutenose  3/11/2017
Marie Besnier Beauvalot is a French billionaire heiress. She is a major shareholder of Lactalis. Marie Besnier Beauvalot was born circa 1981. Her father, Michel Besnier, served as the CEO of Lactalis from 1955 to 2000. Her paternal grandfather, André Besnier, founded the Besnier Group in 1933. She has two brothers: Emmanuel Besnier, who serves as the CEO of Lactalis, and Jean-Michel Besnier.
cutenose  4/14/2017
Marie-Thérèse Charlotte of France, Madame Royale, was the eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and the only one to reach adulthood. She was married to Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, who was the eldest son of the future Charles X, her father's younger brother; thus the bride and groom were also first cousins.
cutenose  7/15/2017
Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria is the elder daughter and eldest child of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, and the wife of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria.
cutenose  7/15/2017
Marie Galouzeau de Villepin is a French model, actress and singer. She is the daughter of former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. She has a brother, Arthur, and a younger sister, Victoire. She graduated with the licence degree in law from Panthéon-Assas University in 2006 and became a model in New York. She later focused on acting, after taking acting lessons in Paris at the Cours Florent and in New York.
cutenose  7/19/2017
Eva Cassidy's middle name was Marie.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2017
I am not a big fan of Marie. It doesn't have any personality and it's pretty plain on its own, in my opinion. I do understand though why people choose it so often as a middle name for their children and I guess it's obvious because Marie is one of these names that go well with almost any first name. And as a part of a combo, it's not that bad. It can emphasize the personality of another name in the combo. But because Marie is so popular as a middle name it doesn't make a big impression on me as such. If I had to choose Marie as one of my child's names, I think I would give her it as a first name, she'd have two middle names then and the first of them would be a part of double name with Marie. Or Marie would be the first part of a hyphenated name and then she'll have one middle name. For me that makes more sense and is more distinctive, but still I would never decide to give my kid the name Marie. It's not that I really dislike it, I just find it boring.
mairinn  11/23/2017
I love the association with Marie Curie and would use it to honor her as a middle name. May is a nice nickname for Marie as well.
XironDarkstar  11/24/2017
It can also be used as a masculine middle name just like Maria. [noted -ed]
leoBeyene2002  12/24/2017
Patricia Underwood, being Russian, her name would indeed be Maria; however, she was very often called Marie by her family.
Morgan1599  12/27/2017
There is no point to everyone having the middle name Marie. A middle name is supposed to differentiate you from everyone else that has your first and last name combination (Emma Marie Smith is a different "Emma Smith" than Emma Caroline Smith, which comes in handy when both girls were born January 2, 2001 and attend the same school.) So have fun playing around with some first\middle name combinations until you find a good one and don't create a situation where your daughter needs a barcode tattoo to identify herself!
teacup chip  1/2/2018
I was named this after my grandmother (Italian). People do call me Maria, but it is easily correctable. I like my name, and I do recommend it as a first name. It's definitely used too often as a middle name though.
By the way, Elizabeth is my middle name and a pretty good middle name to go with Marie.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2018
I get very picky over how people pronounce my name, only because people so often call me Maria. We pronounce it like so:
I am from an Italian family in the US, so I recommend verifying if you are from somewhere else.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2018

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