Gender Feminine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. MAH-ryə
, MA-ryə
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Meaning & History

Irish form of Maria (see Mary). The form Muire is used to refer to the Virgin Mary.

Related Names

VariantsMaura, Moira, Moyra, Muire
DiminutivesMáirín, Maureen
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(Afrikaans) Mariam, Maryam(Arabic) Meriem(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Mari, Maria, Mariam, Meri(Armenian) Maryam(Bashkir) Maria, Miren, Maia(Basque) Mariya, Maryia(Belarusian) Mary, Miriam(Biblical) Maria, Mariam(Biblical Greek) Miriam(Biblical Hebrew) Maria(Biblical Latin) Merjem, Merjema(Bosnian) Mari, Mai(Breton) Maria, Mariya, Mariela, Mariyka(Bulgarian) Maria, Mariona, Ona(Catalan) Maria(Corsican) Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Maša, Mia(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika, Máša(Czech) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mai, Maiken, Maj, Maja, Majken, Maren, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Danish) Mariyam(Dhivehi) Maria, Marie, Marjo, Mirjam, Jet, Jette, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria(Dutch) Maleah, Maria, Marie, Mary, Maura, Miriam, Moira, Mae, Mamie, Maree, Mariah, Marian, Marianne, Mariel, Marinda, Marion, Maureen, Maurene, Maurine, May, Mayme, Merrion, Mia, Mimi, Mo, Mollie, Molly, Mora, Moreen, Pollie, Polly, Reenie(English) Maarja, Mari, Maria, Mirjam, Maarika, Mai, Maia, Maie, Malle, Mare, Marika, Maris, Marje, Marju(Estonian) Maria(Faroese) Mere(Fijian) Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Jaana, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marje, Marjukka, Marjut, Miia, Mirja, Mirka(Finnish) Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maryse(French) Maria, Maike, Mareike(Frisian) María, Maruxa(Galician) Mari, Mariam, Meri, Marika(Georgian) Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Maike, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marietta, Marika, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maria, Marietta, Marika(Greek) Maryamu(Hausa) Malia(Hawaiian) Miriam, Miri(Hebrew) Mariamne(History) Mária, Mara, Mari, Mariann, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska(Hungarian) María, Mæja(Icelandic) Maria, Miriam, Marianna, Marica, Mariella, Marietta, Marika, Mia, Miriana(Italian) Mariyam(Kazakh) Maija, Marija, Māra, Mārīte(Latvian) Marija(Lithuanian) Marija, Maja, Mare(Macedonian) Mariam(Malay) Marija(Maltese) Moirrey, Voirrey(Manx) Mere(Maori) Malle, Molle(Medieval English) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mai, Maiken, Maj, Maja, Maren, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Norwegian) Maria(Occitan) Maryam(Persian) Maria, Miriam, Maja, Marietta, Marika, Maryla, Marysia, Marzena(Polish) Maria, Miriam, Mariana, Mariazinha(Portuguese) Maria, Maricica(Romanian) Maria, Mariya, Marya, Manya, Marusya, Masha(Russian) Márjá(Sami) Mele(Samoan) Maria(Sardinian) Mhairi, Moira, Moyra(Scottish) Màiri, Moire(Scottish Gaelic) Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica(Serbian) Mária, Miriam, Maja, Marika, Miriama(Slovak) Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Manca, Mare, Marica, Maruša, Maša, Mia, Mija(Slovene) Marja(Sorbian) María, Míriam, Mariela, Marita, Mía(Spanish) Maritza(Spanish (Latin American)) Mariamu(Swahili) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maj, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Marika, Mia, My(Swedish) Maryam(Tatar) Mele(Tongan) Meryem(Turkish) Maria, Mariya, Mariyka, Marusya(Ukrainian) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mari(Welsh) Mariama(Western African) Mirele(Yiddish)
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Entry updated January 21, 2022