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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MA-RYAN(French)
mar-ee-AN(English)
ma-RYA-nə(German)
MAH-ree-ahn-neh(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, Maryse(French) Marjan(Dutch) Mariann(Swedish) Mariann(Norwegian) Mariann(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(Afrikaans) Mariam, Maryam(Arabic) Mariam(Armenian) Maryam(Bashkir) 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) Mariyam(Dhivehi) 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, Miriam, Marianna, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi, Miriana(Italian) Marija, Māra, Mārīte(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, Miriam, Mariana, Mariazinha(Portuguese) Maria, Maricica(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, Manca, Mare, Marica, Maruša, Mija, Mojca(Slovene) Marja(Sorbian) María, Miriam, Marita(Spanish) Maritza(Spanish (Latin American)) Maryam(Tatar) Meryem(Turkish) Maria, Mariya(Ukrainian) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mairwen, Mari(Welsh)
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