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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAHL-ee
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of MARY. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.
VariantsMollie, Pollie, Polly
Other Languages & CulturesMariam, 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(Catalan) Maria(Corsican) Marija(Croatian) Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika(Czech) Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia(Danish) Maria, Marjo, Mirjam, 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, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut(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, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maria(Greek) Maryamu(Hausa) Malia, Mele(Hawaiian) Miriam(Hebrew) Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska(Hungarian) María, Mæja(Icelandic) Máire, Mallaidh, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín(Irish) Maria, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi(Italian) Marija(Latvian) Marija(Lithuanian) Marija(Macedonian) Moirrey, Voirrey(Manx) Mere(Maori) Molle, Malle(Medieval English) Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Marianne, Mia(Norwegian) Maria(Occitan) Maryam(Persian) Maria(Polish) Maria, Mariazinha(Portuguese) Maria(Romanian) Maria, Mariya, Marya, Maryana(Russian) Márjá(Sami) Maria(Sardinian) Màiri, Maura, Moira(Scottish) Marija(Serbian) Mária(Slovak) Marija, Mirjam(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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