Given Name MIRIAM

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: מִרְיָם (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: MIR-ee-əm (English), MI-ryam (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

Original Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.

Categories

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VARIANT: Mirjam (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Marietjie (Afrikaans), Mariam, Maryam (Arabic), Mariam (Armenian), Maria, Miren, Maia (Basque), Maryia (Belarusian), Maria, Mariam (Biblical Greek), Maria (Biblical Latin), Mari (Breton), Maria, Mariya (Bulgarian), Maria, Mariona, Ona (Catalan), Maria (Corsican), Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Maša, Mojca (Croatian), Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika, Máša (Czech), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia (Danish), Maria, Marjo, Mirjam, Jet, 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), Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise (French), Maria, Maike, Mareike (Frisian), María, Maruxa (Galician), Mariam, Mariami, Meri, Marika (Georgian), Maria, Marietta, Marika (Greek), Maryamu (Hausa), Malia, Mele (Hawaiian), Mariamne (History), Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska (Hungarian), María, Mæja (Icelandic), Máire, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, 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), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Marianne, Mia (Norwegian), 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)), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia, My (Swedish), Meryem (Turkish), Maria, Mariya (Ukrainian), Meryem (Uyghur), Mair, Mairwen, Mari (Welsh), Mirele (Yiddish)
USER SUBMISSION: Míriam
  United States
2016
  Austria
2014
  Canada (BC)
not
ranked
2015
  Catalonia
not
ranked
2016
  Czech Republic
2014
  England and Wales
2016
  Italy
2015
  Norway
not
ranked
2015
  Portugal
2016
  Spain
2015
  Switzerland
not
ranked
2013