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Gender Feminine
Scripts מִרְיָם(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. MIR-ee-əm(English)
MI-ryam(German)
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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.
VariantMirjam(German)
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(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, 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) 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) Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mairwen, Mari(Welsh) Mirele(Yiddish)
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Painting of the biblical Miriam by Anselm Feuerbach (1862)Painting of the biblical Miriam by Anselm Feuerbach (1862)

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