add to your listSave
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts Μαρία(Greek) Мария(Russian, Bulgarian) Марія(Ukrainian) Маріа(Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. ma-REE-a(Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Romanian)
mu-REE-u(European Portuguese)
ma-REE-u(Brazilian Portuguese)
mə-REE-ə(Catalan, English)
mah-REE-ah(Norwegian, Danish)
  [key · IPA]

Meaning & History

Latin form of Greek Μαρία, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.

This was the name of two ruling queens of Portugal. It was also borne by the Habsburg queen Maria Theresa (1717-1780), whose inheritance of the domains of her father, the Holy Roman emperor Charles VI, began the War of the Austrian Succession.
VariantsMarie(German) Mari, Marie(Swedish) Mari, Marie(Norwegian) Mari, Marie(Danish) Marie, Marjo, Marja(Dutch) Maleah, Mariah, Marie, Mary(English) Maaria, Marja, Marjo(Finnish) Miren(Basque) Mariya, Marya(Russian) Mariya(Bulgarian) Mariya(Ukrainian) Mariam(Biblical Greek)
DiminutivesMariella, Marietta, Mimi(Italian) Mariazinha(Portuguese) Mariona, Ona(Catalan) Maja, Mareike, Mariele, Marietta, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maja, Majken, Mia, My(Swedish) Maiken, Maja, Mia(Norwegian) Maiken, Maja, Majken, Mia(Danish) Jet, Jette, Maaike, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria(Dutch) Maike, Mareike(Frisian) Marietta, Marika(Greek) Maja, Marietta, Marika, Maryla, Marysia, Marzena(Polish) Maricica(Romanian) Mimi(English) Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut(Finnish) Maia(Basque) Manya, Masha(Russian)
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(Afrikaans) Mariam, Maryam(Arabic) Meriem(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Mariam(Armenian) Maryam(Bashkir) Mariya, Maryia(Belarusian) Mary, Miriam(Biblical) Miriam(Biblical Hebrew) Merjem, Merjema(Bosnian) Mari(Breton) Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Maša(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika, Máša(Czech) Mariyam(Dhivehi) Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika(Estonian) Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maryse(French) María, Maruxa(Galician) Mariam, Mariami, Meri, Marika(Georgian) Maryamu(Hausa) Malia, Mele(Hawaiian) Miriam, Miri(Hebrew) Mariamne(History) Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska(Hungarian) María, Mæja(Icelandic) Máire, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, Mallaidh, Maureen, Maurine, Moyra(Irish) Mariyam(Kazakh) Maija, Marija, Māra, Mārīte(Latvian) Marija(Lithuanian) Marija, Maja, Mare(Macedonian) Moirrey, Voirrey(Manx) Mere(Maori) Malle, Molle(Medieval English) Maryam(Persian) Márjá(Sami) Màiri, Maura, Moira, Moyra(Scottish) Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica(Serbian) Mária, Miriam, Maja, Marika, Miriama(Slovak) Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Manca, Mare, Marica, Maruša, Maša, Mija(Slovene) Marja(Sorbian) María, Miriam, Marita(Spanish) Maritza(Spanish (Latin American)) Maryam(Tatar) Meryem(Turkish) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mari(Welsh) Mirele(Yiddish)
Surname DescendantsMaria(Italian) Maria(Portuguese)
Same SpellingMária, María
User SubmissionsMaria, Marià


Portrait of Maria Theresa (1729)Portrait of Maria Theresa (1729)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   natural   wholesome   refined   simple   serious   nerdy  
Estonia: March 25
Finland: July 2
Greece: August 15
Greece: November 21
Hungary: August 15 (as Mária)
Hungary: September 8 (as Mária)
Hungary: September 12 (as Mária)
Hungary: December 8 (as Mária)
Poland: January 23
Poland: February 2
Poland: February 11
Poland: March 25
Poland: April 14
Poland: April 26
Poland: April 28
Poland: May 3
Poland: May 24
Poland: June 2
Poland: July 2
Poland: July 29
Poland: August 2
Poland: August 4
Poland: August 5
Poland: August 15
Poland: August 22
Poland: August 26
Poland: September 8
Poland: September 12
Poland: September 15
Poland: September 24
Poland: October 7
Poland: October 11
Poland: November 16
Poland: November 21
Poland: December 8
Poland: December 10
Russia: January 19
Russia: February 8
Russia: February 19
Russia: March 31
Russia: April 14
Russia: June 20
Russia: June 22
Russia: August 4
Slovakia: September 12 (as Mária)
Sweden: February 28


actresses, American Horror Story characters, athletes, Attack on Titan characters, Baccano characters, Belgian royal family, Castlevania characters, celebrity babies, Code Geass characters, colleges or universities, Cowboy Bebop characters, Dragon Quest characters, Fire Emblem characters, Fullmetal Alchemist characters, Gundam characters, Hamilton characters, Hamtaro characters, Hey Arnold characters, House of Cards US characters, Hunters characters, James Joyce characters, Jane Austen characters, Latinizations, Liechtenstein princely family, literature, Luxembourgish grand-ducal family, Marvel characters, mascots, Megami Tensei characters, Michiko to Hatchin characters, Mother characters, musicians, never out of the US top 1000, Nintendo characters, nobility, Orthodox saints, princesses, queens, queens regnant, retired Atlantic hurricane names, Romanovs, RWBY characters, saints, Shakespearean characters, Silent Hill characters, Sims 3 characters, singers, song titles, Sonic the Hedgehog characters, Star Ocean characters, storms, Tales characters, The Loud House characters, Thomas Hardy characters, top 10 in Portugal, top 100 Portugal, Violet Evergarden characters, Xeno characters
Entry updated ·