Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

This was the name of a Latvian mother goddess. Her name is possibly derived from Maria, identifying her with the Virgin Mary. In modern times this name is used as a variant of Marija.

Related Names

VariantsMaija, Marija(Latvian)
DiminutiveMārīte(Latvian)
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, Mia(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika(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, Mollie, Molly, Mora, Moreen, Pollie, Polly(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(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) Máire, Maura, Moira, Moyra, Muire, Máirín, Maureen(Irish) Maria, Miriam, Marianna, Mariella, Marietta, Marika, Mia, Miriana(Italian) Mariyam(Kazakh) 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, 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)
Same SpellingMara 1, Mara 2
User SubmissionsMářa, Mára, Mara

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Name Days

Latvia: March 25

Entry updated April 25, 2021