Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts Μαρία(Greek) Մարիա(Armenian) Мария(Russian, Bulgarian) Марія(Ukrainian) Маріа(Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. ma-REE-a(Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Romanian, Basque)
mu-REE-u(European Portuguese)
ma-REE-u(Brazilian Portuguese)
mə-REE-ə(Catalan, English)
mah-REE-ah(Norwegian, Danish)
MAR-ya(Polish)
MAH-ree-ah(Finnish)
mu-RYEE-yə(Russian)
mu-RYEE-yu(Ukrainian)
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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.

Related Names

VariantsMarie(German) Mari, Marie(Swedish) Mari, Marie(Norwegian) Mari, Marie(Danish) Marjo, Marie, Marja(Dutch) Mariah, Maleah, Marie, Mary(English) Maaria, Marja, Marje, Marjo(Finnish) Maarja, Mari, Marje, Marju(Estonian) Miren(Basque) Mariya, Marya(Russian) Mariya(Bulgarian) Mariya(Ukrainian) Mariam(Biblical Greek)
DiminutivesMariella, Marietta, Mia(Italian) Mariazinha(Portuguese) Mariona, Ona(Catalan) Maja, Mareike, Mariele, Marietta, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maj, Maja, Majken, Marika, Mia, My(Swedish) Mai, Maiken, Maj, Maja, Mia(Norwegian) Mai, Maiken, Maj, Maja, Majken, Maren, 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) Maarika, Mai, Maia, Maie, Malle, Mare, Marika, Maris(Estonian) Maia(Basque) Manya, Marusya, Masha(Russian) Mariela, Mariyka(Bulgarian) Mariyka, Marusya(Ukrainian)
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(Afrikaans) Mariam, Maryam(Arabic) Meriem(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Maryam(Bashkir) Mariya, Maryia(Belarusian) Mary, Miriam(Biblical) Miriam(Biblical Hebrew) Merjem, Merjema(Bosnian) Mari, Mai(Breton) Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Maša, Mia(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika, Máša(Czech) Mariyam(Dhivehi) Mere(Fijian) Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maryse(French) María, Maruxa(Galician) Mari, Mariam, Meri, Marika(Georgian) 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, Mallaidh, Maureen(Irish) 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) Maryam(Persian) Márjá(Sami) Mele(Samoan) 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) Maryam(Tatar) Mele(Tongan) Meryem(Turkish) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mari(Welsh) Mariama(Western African) Mirele(Yiddish)
Surname DescendantsMaria(Italian) Maria(Portuguese)
Same SpellingMária, María
User SubmissionsMarìa, Maria, Marià

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Name Days

Austria: January 1
Austria: March 15
Austria: June 8
Austria: September 12
Denmark: July 2
Denmark: July 22
Denmark: August 15
Denmark: September 8
Denmark: November 21
Denmark: December 8
Estonia: March 25
Finland: July 2
Greece: August 15
Greece: November 21
Italy: January 1
Italy: April 16
Italy: May 7
Italy: May 8
Italy: May 24
Italy: July 2
Italy: July 16
Italy: July 22
Italy: August 9
Italy: August 15
Italy: August 22
Italy: September 8
Italy: September 12
Italy: September 15
Italy: September 18
Italy: September 22
Italy: October 7
Italy: November 21
Norway: March 25
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
Sweden: February 28

Images

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

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