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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.MA-RYAN French
ma-RYA-nə German
MAH-ree-ahn-ne Finnish
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Meaning & History

Originally a French diminutive of MARIE. It is also considered a combination of MARIE and ANNE (1). Shortly after the formation of the French Republic in 1792, a female figure by this name was adopted as the symbol of the state.
VariantsManon, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise French Marjan Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie Afrikaans Mariam, 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, Ona Catalan Maria Corsican Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Mojca Croatian Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika Czech Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika Estonian Maria Faroese Maria, Maike, Mareike Frisian María, Maruxa Galician Mariam, Mariami, Meri Georgian Maria, Marietta, Marika Greek Maryamu Hausa Malia, Mele Hawaiian Miriam Hebrew Mariamne History Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska Hungarian María, Mæja Icelandic Máire, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, Mallaidh, Maureen, Maurine, Moyra Irish Maria, Marianna, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi Italian Marija Latvian Marija Lithuanian Marija, Maja, Mare Macedonian Moirrey, Voirrey Manx Mere Maori Malle, Molle Medieval English Maria Occitan Maryam Persian Maria, Maja, Marika, Maryla, Marzena Polish Maria, Mariana, Mariazinha Portuguese Maria Romanian Maria, Mariya, Marya, Manya, Maryana, Masha Russian Márjá Sami Maria Sardinian Màiri, Maura, Moira, Moyra Scottish Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica Serbian Mária, Maja, Marika Slovak Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Mare, Marica, Mojca Slovene Marja Sorbian María, Marita Spanish Maritza Spanish (Latin American) Meryem Turkish Maria, Mariya Ukrainian Maryam Urdu Meryem Uyghur Mair, Mairwen, Mari Welsh
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