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PronouncedPron.MOI-ra
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοιρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοιραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
VariantsMáire, Maura, Moyra Irish Moyra Scottish
DiminutivesMairenn, Máirín, Maureen Irish
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, Mojca Croatian Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika 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 Georgian Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Maike, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria German Maria, Marietta, Marika Greek Maryamu Hausa Malia, Mele Hawaiian Miriam Hebrew Mariamne History Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska Hungarian María, Mæja Icelandic 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 Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica Serbian Mária, Maja, Marika Slovak Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Mare, Marica, 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

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute