My name is Marie Grace and I love it. I used to not like it as much, but then I met a toddler named Edna. Now I realize, I'm Lucky.
I have always loved this name. It's just way too overused. However, in the country where I live, Maria is more common than Marie. Therefore, I will use this name as one of middle names for my future daughter.
One of my absolute favorite names. My favorite combo is Marie Vivian.
Name of the day 8/10/2021.
One of my absolute favorite names. My favorite combo is Marie Vivian.
Beautiful and elegant.
Beautiful and elegant.
Marie is very common as a middle name as we all know it. Which makes Marie a refreshing, unique, beautiful, and refined choice for a first name! Here are some middle names to consider to consider for Marie!

Marie Yvette
Marie Séraphine
Marie Nicolette
Marie Calista
Marie Frances
Marie Florence
Marie Juliet
Marie Eden
Marie Adalet
Marie Agatha
Marie Alina
Marie Bellatrix
Marie Isabeau
Marie Giselle
Marie Ségoléne
Marie Jasmine
Marie Rosaline
Marie Soline
Marie Sunniva
Marie Viviette.
With 2 480 292 bearers, Marie is the 2nd most common name in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2014 Data). With 1 132 178 bearers, Marie is the second most common name in France (2014 Data). With 881,214 bearers, Marie is the 1st most common name in Haiti (2014 Data). With 495 064 bearers, Marie is the 2nd most common name in Cameroon (2014 Data). With 436 222 bearers, Marie is the 2nd most common name in Madagascar (2014 Data). With 272 559 bearers, Marie is the 4th most common name in the Czech Republic/Czechia (2014 Data). With 195 871 bearers, Marie is the 1st most common name in Mauritius (2014 Data). With 112 397 bearers, Marie is the 7th most common name in Rwanda (2014 Data). With 88 776 bearers, Marie is the 6th most common name in Belgium (2014 Data). With 81 826 bearers, Marie is the 6th most common name in Burundi (2014 Data). With 68 807 bearers, Marie is the 1st most common name in Benin (2014 Data). With 17 359 bearers, Marie is the 2nd most common name in Gabon (2014 Data). With 9 896 bearers, Marie is the 3rd most common name in Luxembourg (2014 Data). With 3 367 bearers, Marie is the 3rd most common in Vanuatu (2014 Data). With 2 239 bearers, Marie is the 8th most common name in New Caledonia (2014 Data). With 1 964 bearers, Marie is the 3rd most common name in Saint Lucia (2014 Data). With 1 536 bearers, Marie is the 1st most common name in the Seychelles (2014 Data). With 1 285 bearers, Marie is the 1st most common name in Wallis and Futuna (2014 Data). With 998 bearers, Marie is the 3rd most common name in Saint Martin (2014 Data). With 535 bearers, Marie is the 9th most common name in Greenland (2014 Data). With 276 bearers, Marie is the 3rd most common name in Turks and Caicos Islands (2014 Data). Overall, with 8 017 245 bearers, Marie is the 34th most common name in the world (2014 Data).


Note: Sorry that this post is so long.
My name is Marie and it suits me PERFECTLY, I like it for a middle name, pretty common because I ask "what's your middle name?" to my friend and she says Marie of course, but it is so unique for a first name and I love it. So if that is your name be proud of it!
Kelly Marie Tran is also a famous bearer of this name. She voiced Raya -the main character in the Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon.
In 2021, I'm probably a very huge minority here.

I like Marie as a middle name.

Marie as a first name is also as equally beautiful, I just really love it as a middle name. It works with so many first names! If I were to use Marie as a first name, a combo I'd use is: Marie Vivian.

Though, I really prefer the name Maria. It's the second most popular name in the world for a reason!
Wonderful name ♡.
Just as beautiful and elegant as Maria. Love them both.
This name has a lot of comments! Marie is my first name, and I have always loved it. I am named after my grandmother. Growing up, a lot of people I met had this name as their middle name, but I never met anyone else called Marie in school. So the upside was, I had an uncommon first name that everyone knew how to spell! Made my life easier.

Then, when I was in my 20s I found out that one possible (unlikely, I know) meaning for Marie is "sea of bitterness," and I fell in love with the name all over again lol. Not just bitter, a whole g-d sea of bitterness! I'm dead lol.
Can also be pronounced like Mary, as a variant of it.
Nice, but I prefer Maria, and it's extremely overused.
Beautiful name! I like it better than Maria.
Maybe it’s because I have an unusual first name, but I love having Marie as a middle name. “Oh, your middle name is Marie? Me too!”

It’s a pretty sounding name whether it’s a first or middle, and can be great for a full name with a nice flow.
Every other girl's middle name. This needs to be retired as a middle name to be honest with you. It is very pretty and elegant.
There's something missing with this name. It's not sufficient as a stand alone name.
Such a common middle name, why not use it as a first name? Pretty.
So elegant, pretty and beautiful. I’d definitely use this one day.
Very, very common name but I do think it's very beautiful and sounds mysterious to me for some reason. This name is actually my middle name and I always liked it. I actually read somewhere that it means "Star of the sea", which sounds really pretty and lovely to me as well :)
I really like this name! So simple, but so elegant. Classic beauty! At least, this name has history, something strong in it. Marie is a great and just beautiful name, as a first name it looks better than a middle name!
I absolutely adore this name! MY OH MY what a gorgeous name to name your daughter! And you could name her after our Blessed Virgin Mary and your daughter will be so blessed with a wonderful name!
Marie is also Estonian. The name day for Marie in Estonia is March 25.
I despise Marie's use as a middle name. It's become a generic filler. As a middle name, it feels basically meaningless. This is my middle name.

As a first name, I think it's nice enough, and much better than the dated-sounding Mary.
Kinda plain. I like Ave Maria though.
I love this as a middle name.
Actually, I now prefer this to Mary as a first name and I think it sounds refreshing like that. I still think it is rather dull as a middle name, though. Marie Olive is nice for a combo.
H.M. Queen Marie of Romania, born as Princess Marie of Edinburgh (1875-1938) was the last Queen of Romania as the wife of King Ferdinand I of Romania.
Like the other comments have stated, I like this better as a middle name.
Why don't people just use Marie as a first name? It's so nice. As a middle name it just looks like some basic white girl middle name.
I like the name Marie as my first name, not my middle name. I hate my legal first name, so I use Marie. I can't wait to change Marie to my first name. Not a lot of girls have it as their first, so really, it's not that common. I like it, it's cute.
Every other white girl's middle name. Jessica Marie, Ashleigh Marie, Lauren Marie, and the list goes on... I don’t have a problem with Marie as a first name though.
I like it as both a first and middle name now. Marie is a beautiful classic, and it's not as popular as a first name as it is a middle. That makes it very unique! Marie is simply my favorite name at the moment. It ages well, sounds pretty, and it could fit many personalities which I love. Marie is more than just a middle name in my opinion. Can you imagine a baby Marie? How adorable is that? I can also imagine a sweet grandmother named Marie too.
Marie is one of those names I've always loved. Marie is now at my number one spot.
Better as a first name.
Really nice!
I prefer Maria to Marie as a first name, but Marie makes a very sweet middle name. Marie is a very pretty middle name and I'd use it.
Should be used as a first name more often. I love, love, LOVE this name and it deserves to be used as a first name more often, since almost every female I know has this as a middle name. I know two Emma Maries, come on, you gotta be more creative than that.
Simple, cute, and sweet.
Very bland and basic as a middle name. It's okay as a first name, but I prefer Mary.
Marie is my first name and it is a cute, sweet, beautiful sounding name. It really needs nothing else. I love it!
You'll notice lots of Caucasian parents wedging Marie in between their daughters' names.
This is my favorite spelling. Simple but elegant.
I love this as both a first and middle name! Despite the fact that I may not want to use it as a first, I absolutely adore it as a middle name. Especially with an 'R' letter first name.
My name is Marie, and I hate it. It is just awful. It is my least favourite name. I hate this name so much that I use Marianne instead. I just don't like it at all. Muh-ree. It sounds incomplete. Maria is much better, and so are Mary and Marianne.
Ummm, my name is Marie and I love it! It is a cute name by itself and doesn't need any hyphens or extra stuff. If you want to name your kids Rosemarie or Anamarie I feel bad for them.
I think Marie isn't just good by itself, maybe like Rosemarie or Anamarie, or hyphenated like Ada-Marie or
The 1928 song by Irving Berlin "Marie, The Dawn Is Breaking". I love Tommy Dorsey's version too.
Marie is my middle name and I like it even though it means "full of sorrow". Marie is present in many, many languages in some form. Marie for me is Norwegian - I'm named after my grandmother who is native Norwegian. Relatives from there, Switzerland, and Germany all have someone named Marie. As it is quite well known, and mentioned below quite a bit, it is also French and Spanish. And we see it in Italian, Greek, and Eastern European countries, Russia (and I assume the -stan's), others.

What drives me wild is that even after someone sees my name clearly written or printed (as I email) they *still* call me Mary. Mary is a nice name too, and I have many relatives and acquaintances with that name, but it is a different name from Marie. (I'm not talking etymology here, just the name-as-written).

Naming a French boy something like Jean-Marie is normal and has been for a very long time. Naming an American boy Marie would be very strange - like Johnny Cash's song "A boy named Sue". Think of a better one. We need more Bob's and Mike's and Bill's.
Olivia Marie Busby is the daughter of “Out Daughtered”. Stars Adam and Danielle.
This is a very sweet name. I especially like it in pairings, such as Annemarie or Rosemarie. To me it’s the classic French feminine name, with Pierre being its masculine counterpart.
Marie N (real name Marija Naumova) is a Latvian singer who represented her country in 2002 Eurovision with "I Wanna". She won the contest and bought the contest to Latvia the next year.
Marie is pretty and all, but it’s so... so common, typically as a middle name. Nearly every single girl must have Marie as their middle name. Not that I do, I don’t. Marie is still classy and elegant and it is okay as a middle name. It is a Christian name after all. And it’s also feminine. Marie isn’t a boy’s name to me.
I don’t understand why it’s labeled Feminine and Masculine. It sounds far more feminine than masculine. Marie’s really unusual as a boy’s name. It’s normal as a girl’s name, especially as a middle name. You guys were so obsessed of how common Marie is as a girl’s middle name and it being overused and plain that I am the first one to comment the wonders of it being a boy’s name. I wouldn’t name my son this or give it to him as a middle name. I wouldn’t advise you guys to either. Naming a boy Marie is like naming a girl John.
The name is also labelled masculine because, in France, it was given to boys from the middle of the 19th-century throughout the 20th-century, pairings such as Jean-Marie or François-Marie are proofs of that. Giving Marie as a first or a middle name is now only common in devout Catholic families, so outside of that, I don't think people were ever considering it for their baby boy's name.
In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Marie who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 172nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
That is my mother's middle name and my grandmother's first name. I do think it is better as a middle name, and I also see it as a very elegant name, though I probably got that from my mother! I know some people might know Marie Lu. Marie Lu is an American young adult author. She is best known for the Legend trilogy, novels set in a dystopian and militarized future. The novels form the basis of a movie to be produced by Lionsgate. I am a HUGE fan of hers.
Marie Kanker from Ed, Edd, and Eddy.
A very beautiful name.
Great for a middle name. Not so crazy about it as a first name though.
Marie means pearl.
I get very picky over how people pronounce my name, only because people so often call me Maria. We pronounce it like so:
I am from an Italian family in the US, so I recommend verifying if you are from somewhere else.
I was named this after my grandmother (Italian). People do call me Maria, but it is easily correctable. I like my name, and I do recommend it as a first name. It's definitely used too often as a middle name though.
By the way, Elizabeth is my middle name and a pretty good middle name to go with Marie.
There is no point to everyone having the middle name Marie. A middle name is supposed to differentiate you from everyone else that has your first and last name combination (Emma Marie Smith is a different "Emma Smith" than Emma Caroline Smith, which comes in handy when both girls were born January 2, 2001 and attend the same school.) So have fun playing around with some first\middle name combinations until you find a good one and don't create a situation where your daughter needs a barcode tattoo to identify herself!
Patricia Underwood, being Russian, her name would indeed be Maria; however, she was very often called Marie by her family.
It can also be used as a masculine middle name just like Maria. [noted -ed]
I love the association with Marie Curie and would use it to honor her as a middle name. May is a nice nickname for Marie as well.
I am not a big fan of Marie. It doesn't have any personality and it's pretty plain on its own, in my opinion. I do understand though why people choose it so often as a middle name for their children and I guess it's obvious because Marie is one of these names that go well with almost any first name. And as a part of a combo, it's not that bad. It can emphasize the personality of another name in the combo. But because Marie is so popular as a middle name it doesn't make a big impression on me as such. If I had to choose Marie as one of my child's names, I think I would give her it as a first name, she'd have two middle names then and the first of them would be a part of double name with Marie. Or Marie would be the first part of a hyphenated name and then she'll have one middle name. For me that makes more sense and is more distinctive, but still I would never decide to give my kid the name Marie. It's not that I really dislike it, I just find it boring.
Eva Cassidy's middle name was Marie.
Marie Galouzeau de Villepin is a French model, actress and singer. She is the daughter of former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. She has a brother, Arthur, and a younger sister, Victoire. She graduated with the licence degree in law from Panthéon-Assas University in 2006 and became a model in New York. She later focused on acting, after taking acting lessons in Paris at the Cours Florent and in New York.
Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria is the elder daughter and eldest child of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, and the wife of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria.
Marie-Thérèse Charlotte of France, Madame Royale, was the eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and the only one to reach adulthood. She was married to Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, who was the eldest son of the future Charles X, her father's younger brother; thus the bride and groom were also first cousins.
Marie Besnier Beauvalot is a French billionaire heiress. She is a major shareholder of Lactalis. Marie Besnier Beauvalot was born circa 1981. Her father, Michel Besnier, served as the CEO of Lactalis from 1955 to 2000. Her paternal grandfather, André Besnier, founded the Besnier Group in 1933. She has two brothers: Emmanuel Besnier, who serves as the CEO of Lactalis, and Jean-Michel Besnier.
A famous male bearer was Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834). He understandably preferred to go by Gilbert.
Many people have questioned why Marie is such a common middle name in the US. In my opinion, it's not the work of lazy or unimaginative parents, but rather that Marie is one of the few two syllable names with the accent on the last syllable. This makes it pleasing to the ear when paired with first and last names with different emphasis.
I agree with the person above me. It's the same with Rose and Grace.
Marie-Pierre Pruvot is an Algerian-born French transsexual woman who performed under the stage name Bambi. She performed in a transgender showgirl revue at Le Carrousel de Paris for approximately 20 years.
OK, I take that back. Using it as a middle name for something extremely uncommon, so she can still feel normal is great. As for being paired with something popular, use something more unique than this. She could still feel unique. So, nice first name, boring middle name.
Most girls I know have this middle name. ______ Marie, but I like it as a first name. Marie __________
It is a form of Mary.
Related: Mary, Maria, Miriam.
Marie is the name of a Squid Sister.
My middle name. It's the most boring middle name ever. Every girl seems to have this as a middle name.
My name is Marie Lynne. Growing up I had never met another and it was not a common name at all, not even as a middle name. I did not like it at all. What was popular was Kathy and Debbie etc. I wanted to change my name to one of those- WHAT WAS I THINKING?! I love it now. To this day forty years later I still have only met 1 other person with it as a first name. I do agree it should be used as a first name more. I sat at a graduation and my son said to me "Well Mom, are you sick of hearing your name?" Every other girl graduating had it as a middle name.
I love Marie. In my family we have 2 Marie's, a Mary, a Mara, a Marlene, and a Marianne. If I have a daughter she'll have a version of this name. As a first or middle or maybe just Marie. I'm so happy I have an excuse to use this.
Marie was an extremely common name in France in the first half of the 1900s. It ranked at #1 in 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, and 1955. It fell to #3 in 1960 (behind Catherine and Sylvie), #10 in 1965 and was off the charts by 1970; however, it had a brief comeback in the 1980s. It ranked at #7 in 1980, #4 in 1985 (behind Aurélie, Émilie and Julie), #5 in 1990 (behind Élodie, Laura, Julie and Marine), #2 in 1995 (behind Manon) and #6 in 2000 before falling out of the top 10 by 2005.
It's funny - I've known many a girl with Marie as a middle name, but only one lady about mid forties or so with Marie as a first. It's actually quite pretty used in the first spot or middle spot. Why it's being considered a filled middle name is because it has been used a lot, and with good reason considering it goes with almost every name.
Emma Marie, Sophia Marie, Olivia Marie, etc.
My sister's middle name is Mary, which doesn't sound as nice as Marie with an accent on the last syllable. Delightfully French!
Wow, why do so many people think this is just an easy middle name to choose for lazy parents! Not so for me. I think it's beautiful! It's probably common because it goes with so many names. It's one of the few names that goes well with the first name that I like, AND that my husband likes, and it just wouldn't work so well in reverse.

I don't like the meaning of it, but the Biblical "Mary" characters behind it are just beautiful! I like it more than the English Mary, although Mary is beautiful, too. So is Maria. They just don't go as well with the name we like.

There's a reason it's seemingly overused, like the names Lily and Sophia. It's beautiful!
I have just given up. I have changed the spelling of my name just so people will pronounce it properly. I can't understand why people, especially people under 30, can't pronounce the name Marie correctly. They either say Mary, or Maria. So I'm trying something new. When I go to a restaurant or fill out a store form or if there is a place for a nickname I tell them my name is Ma-Ree just so I can hear them call me by my correct name. Hopefully, that will work. If not it is back to the drawing board.
It's such a shame because this really is a beautiful name, but it is so overused! I have so many friends and colleagues with Marie as a middle name. I think it is very nice as a first name and unexpected. However, only use it as a middle name if it has personal significance to you. Don't just use it as a "filler".
Name of the Day: August 10, 2014.
One of the many fillers that all girls seem to get. It comes after so many names, Emma Marie, Katie Marie, Alice Marie, the list would go on forever.
An absolutely BEAUTIFUL sweet name! :3.
The fictional character Isabella "Bella" Marie Cullen (née Swan) is the main protagonist of the vampire romance series Twilight.
I love the name Marie. It so happens to be my middle name. When you Google search the meaning you find lots of things. I have often found that it means bitterness and rudeness and other things of that nature.
I really like the name Marie! Much more than Maria. It just sounds very down-to-earth. It is my best friend's middle name. Also to share the name with Marie Antoinette and Marie Curie is awesome! I think the name just rolls off your tongue, very easy. I think it should be ranked higher honestly.
Marie is a very popular and traditional name in France. It was the most common name given to girls born in the 20th century. Although it is no longer ranked #1, it is still quite popular. Personally, I adore this name. It's nowhere near as common in the US, which makes it so unique and beautiful. I would seriously consider naming my daughter this =)
There is a beautiful song by John Mayer called 'Dear Marie'.
My name is Marie Francesca. [last name omitted]. I was born in 1978 and am of Italian descent. I was named after my mother, whose first name is MaryLee. My middle name comes from my father's first name, which is Frank. Both the names Marie and Maria are variations of the name Mary. While Maria is the Italian form and Marie is French, many Italian-Americans bear the name Marie as a first name, I suppose as an Americanized version of the Italian, Maria. I was a bit disappointed to find that one of the translations of my name is "bitterness," or more specifically, "sea of bitterness." However, upon further investigation, I came to believe that the "bitterness" is more akin to "sorrow," rather than other synonyms such as "resentment" or "cynicism." This translation is one of beautiful sadness, and originated from the story of the three Saint Mary's (Magdalene, Salome, and Jacobe), who are said to be the first to witness the empty tomb of Jesus after he was crucified and then resurrected. The three Mary's allegedly then fled from persecution from their native Judea, sailed or drifted across the sea, and finally landed at the coast of what is now France. The city at which they arrived eventually became known as "Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer," which translates to "Saint Mary's of the Sea." Some legends even attest that they carried with them the Holy Grail of Jesus.
Marie is such a pretty first name to have, it is simple and beautiful, I just love the name so much :)
Can't believe no one has said Lisa Marie Presley, only daughter of the late singer Elvis Presley. Also Marie is the middle name of singer Carrie Underwood, actress Jessica Alba (and her daughter, Honor), actress Selena Gomez, actress Katherine Heigl, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, actress Laura Marano, and actress Jane Lynch. Safe to say it's pretty overused as a middle name.
I recently heard a British man pronounce this as "mAH-ree", like how a British person might say marry. I really hope this pronunciation isn't very common, it completely takes away the beauty and elegance of "ma-REE"
Love this name so much! (As a first name) it's so pretty and it was very popular for a long time, unfortunately now it seems like its only a middle name. I would definitely name one of my kids this, Mimi is a cute nickname too :) I like Marie Louise or Marie Rose.
Marie (1304-1324) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII and his wife Margaretha.
Marie (1792-1793) was the daughter of King Frederik VI of Denmark and his wife Marie Sophie.
Marie (1579-1649) was the daughter of Duke Albert Frederick of Prussia and his wife Marie Eleonore.
Marie (1327-1341) was the daugter of King Charles IV of France and his third wife Jeanne.
Marie (1326-1333) was the daughter of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne.
Marie (1344-1404) was the daughter of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne.
Marie (1370-1377) was the daughter of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne.
Marie (1393-1438) was the daughter of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria.
Marie (1438-1439) was also another daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou. She had a twinsister named Jeanne.
Marie (1441-1441) was the daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
Marie (1198-1238) was the only daughter of King Philippe II of France and his second wife Agnes.
Marie (1145-1198) was the oldest daughter of King Louis VII of France and his first wife Eleonore of Aquitaine.
Marie of Orleans (1813-1839) was the second daughter of King Louis Philippe I of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Neaples and Sicily. She was later married to the Duke of Württemberg.
If you want to make an impression, do the unexpected and name your daughter Marie as a first name, not a middle name. Marie is a refreshingly classic name that your daughter will thank you for in the future. It is too common as a middle name but now unusual as a first name. A friend of mine named her eldest daughter Marie, and every time I hear or say it, it grows on me more and more. It is a beautiful name.
I don't like the name. It is entirely overused because everyone says 'It's a family name'. How about a little originality? Something with a similar meaning? Or something with Marie in it- Maribel?
I don't like the name Marie... at all. I'm not joking, every single Marie I've ever known is completely crazy, ditzy and "easy". I just can't like this name. I understand it means "Bitter and Rebelious". That's fitting.
I like it as a first name, but not as a middle name.
In English, Marie seems to be more common as a middle name than a first name, as it has a good rhythm. But it's kind of boring how people just use it as a filler, or a second-hand name that runs in the family.
Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916) was a painter and printmaker.
YUCK! Marie is extremely overused. Literally, I know dozens of girls whose middle name is Marie. Give it a rest, say for about 100 years!
Very popular as a nickname for Maria and as a name in its own right among Afrikaans-speaking South Africans. They pronounce it MAH ree, with a long 'ah' sound and a short 'ee'.
I like this name, it's sweet and soft and lovely :) timeless and classic this could be a first name and a middle name.
Uh yeah I don't understand why this is such a popular name for girls. It sounds like Maury. Plus, I didn't know it meant Bitterness. Why anyone would name their child this is beyond me. Awful.
Marie sounds nice and I was planning on using it as a middle name for my daughter. I'm so glad I looked up the meaning first! It means "Bitterness" "Sea of Bitterness" and "Rebellious". For me that's a deal breaker of massive proportions. So I warn all who plan on using this name: ABSOLUTELY HORRID MEANING!
Oh, this is so pretty! I love it so much!
Every third girl's middle name is Marie, but you don't see it very often as a first name. Could be a potential daughter's name for me. Very pretty and easy to grow up with.
A famous bearer of the name is one of the daughters of Czar Nicolas II.
Beyond overused as a middle name, but it's always refreshing to hear as a first name. Marie Teresa is pretty combination.
Marie in Bavaria (1841-1925) - younger sister of Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria and last Queen of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
I love this name! It's so classic!
I always though Marie was the right form to spell Mary...
I absolutely love the name Marie--AS A FIRST NAME. I know tons, *tons*, of girls with the middle name Marie. It's overdone.

However, as a first name Marie is divine. I'm sorry to all the Maries who were called Maria by illiterate people growing up (there is clearly a difference between an 'a' and an 'e'). Marie, as a first name, is a hallmark of elegance, and you can combine it with just about any middle name to make a really great combo.
Marie Osmond is a singer who often performs with her brother, Donny Osmond. She made history at the age of 12 when she became the youngest female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the charts with her song, "Paper Roses."
Really nice and underused as a first name, but overused as a middle name. Hmmm...
I think Marie is a gorgeous name. It's simple, and easy to say; I think it's rather universal. I think it's a lot prettier than the way overused Maria. I just wish that people would start to use it as a first name! That frustrates me to no end.

I love Marie Antoinette. If anything, I think she was misunderstood, ruling at such a young age, still in her childhood and trying to know what is right and wrong and what to do.
I don't like this name at all. It's far too simple and common for my tastes. As said before, it is incredibly overused as a middle name and parents should think of something more original. It goes well with most names which is probably the reason why it is so popular.
Though I get why many people think this name is "WAY" overused as a middle name, I can also understand why it is used to often. Really, it goes with pretty much any feminine name you can think of. Sure, there might be better choices of middle names out there, but sometimes people just want to go with what works. I should know, as it is (also) my middle name.
Very common, like Mary, Maria and so on, yet really nice. Oddly enough I can't stand Maria, but I like this.
In France, Marie is often used as a hyphenated name, such as Marie-Ange, Marie-Anne, Marie-France, Marie-Jeanne, Marie-Rose, Marie-Claire and Marie-Hélène. Marie is also an anagram of _aimer_, which means _to like/love_ in French.
Marie comes from Myrrh the fragrance the wise men left for the Christ child. It can mean bitter as Myrrh is bitter at first, but; it can also mean beautiful fragrance.
As Marie Curie was born in Poland and Marie-Antoinette in Austria, they were both born Maria and became Marie when they came to France. These examples aren't the best ones, I think.

But there are Marguerite-Marie Alacocque, a Catholic saint in the 17th century, or Marie de France, a poet who lived in France and England in the 12th century.
Way-Way-way-way WAYYYY too common as a middle name. I mean people think it sounds good with everything, it doesn't. If one day people in your daughter's class are talking about middle names and someone asks
"Hey what's your middle name?"
then 20 girls reply "me too!"
In Ireland Marie is more commonly pronounced MAHR-ee, with a long 'a' so that the first syllable rhymes with car, like sianmarie said she pronounces it.
Actress Maria Tauberová, born 28. March, 1911, Vysoké Mýto - death 16. January 2003, Prague. Her birth name is Marie Proskeová.
Marie sounds nice, but only as a first name. I am sick and tired of seeing it as a middle name. It's become a thoughtless filler. I hope that one day Marie will be reclaimed as a first name.
Actually, I don't think that many young girls in the Czech republic favor their name "Marie" - it's usually considered a very old-fashioned name, because almost every child has a granny named "Marie". So, girls named "Marie" often go by nicknames: Mája ("Maa-ya"), Máňa ("Maa-nya"), or Mary (the english name). But, of course, not all of them.
Marie as a first name is such a breath of fresh air when you consider that so many girls have been given Marie as a thoughtless throwaway middle name. I did some observations at a daycare a few years ago, and I thought it was really charming that one of the little girls was named Marie.
Holly Marie Combs played piper in the award winning series Charmed.
Marie' Digby is an singer/songwriter. The accent over the e makes her name pronounced mah-ree-AY.
While Marie isn't my favorite name in the world I do like it. It is an uncommon first name where I'm from, I've only ever met one Marie. It is however a very popular middle name. Unlike some other people who seem to think giving a child the middle name Marie is a sign of lazy parenting I disagree. I think most parents put a lot of consideration into what they name their kids and it's not necessarily their fault that a name is overused.
This is -way- too common of a middle name. It's so common of a middle name that when one of my teachers gets mad at a girl she calls she girl "So-and-so Marie!" and half the girls ask how she knew their middle name. You might as well not give your kid a middle name if you're going to name her Marie.
A famous bearer of this name was German soprano Marie Wittich (1868-1931). She is noted as having sung the role of Salome in the Richard Strauss opera "Salome" at its premiere in Germany, 9 December 1905.
Sure, it's overused as a middle name, but that's because it sounds nice with just about anything. It's really a nice name, first and middle.
I love the name Marie. My middle name is Marie and I love the name so much that I sometimes go by "Anna Marie" instead of just "Anna". I think that sounds more elegant than just plain Anna, and I have always wanted an elegant name.
This name is also used in Dutch and Limburgish, and in both languages, the pronunciation of the name is exactly the same as the German pronunciation.
Actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren welcomed their first baby, a girl named Marie Warren, on the 7th of June, 2008 in Los Angeles.
Actually, Jessica Alba named her daughter Honor Marie.
Popular in South Africa as a short form of Maria, and pronounced MAH-rree with a shorter ee ending than the French version.
Marie Romanov Nikolevna was Anastasia Romanov's older sister by two years. There is a big dispute between scientists about whether or not it was Marie or Anastasia who escaped their family's massacre. Their little brother Alexei (often translated as Alexis) is also rumored to have escaped the gruesome execution.
Also, many people believe that Marie's name is actually Maria, but it is is Marie. Some translations DO say Maria, but I think her name is truly Marie.
Her name was Maria Nikolaevna Romanova!
Marie Cavallier is the French-born wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark; in connection with the wedding, she became HRH Princess Marie Agathe Odile of Denmark.
It's a pretty name, and better than Mary and Maria, but overused just like them, and especially as a middle name, it's a very predictable, dull choice that signals that the parents didn't have much imagination.
Marie Bunel is a famous French actress. She has starred alongside Jane Seymour and Christopher Lee in a series about the French Revolution (among other projects.)
Moderator/actress Michaela Jílková and Michal Voráček have a daughter Marie Voráčková (2004).
A famous bearer was Canadian actres Marie Dressler (November 9, 1868 – July 28, 1934). She was the fourth winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931 for her role as Min Divot in 'Min and Bill.' She received an additional nomination in 1932 for 'Emma.'
Marie Dionne is one of the Dionne quintuplets. She and her 4 sisters were taken away from their parents because of abuse. To read more about them, visit:
My name is Marie. I hate that people try to change it, to Maria or Mary sometimes even Murray? This name was my Great-grandmother's, my aunt, me and I'll probably keep it going. It is a very noble name and I love it. Just wish it wasn't so difficult for people.
Famous bearers:
Actress Marie Doležalová
Director Marie Poledňáková
Scientist Marie Curie-Skłodowska
Singer Marie Rottrová
Actress/Singer Lisa Marie Presley
Actress Marie Rosůlková
Queen Marie Antoinette was born Maria Antonia. She changed her name when she married Louis Auguste.
October 16th is the day Marie Antionette was beheaded.
I had an aunt whose middle name was spelt Merrie, but pronounced like this Marie.
I think I would like Marie pronounced "MAH-ree" instead of "mur-EE."
James DePaiva and Misty Rowe have a daughter Dreama Marie DePaiva.
Like many others, this is my middle name. I like it, even though it is overused, it sounds very nice with my first name and it is a family tradition. I am at least (we're not sure how far back it goes) the seventh generation to have this middle name and I like that.
"MARIE" is a good middle name. Use "MARIE" for a middle name because it will be easy for those who have short names to have longer and add an elegant effect on their names.
Marie is 18th place in the Top 100 in Czechia. It was borne by 787 little girls.
Czech pronunciation is Mah-ree-a.
Czech pronunciation is actually more like MAH-ri-ye (shortly).

(I think Karcoolka is simply confused by the difficulcies of pronunciation key in English, considering Czech is much more phonetical than English.)
My name is Jena Marie (JEH-nah muh-REE). I like it as a middle name just fine, so long as you put it with the right name. It has a nice, soft, rolling sound with the right name. I don't care for it much as a first name, but it works for some people. 'Marie' sounds nice in French names, too.
Honestly? I am a little tired of the name Marie. It is more rare to meet someone whose first name is Marie/Maria. Marie has been passed down my family.

Well, I am very proud to say that I am planning to break the tradition because I am not a fan of Marie as the middle name period.
Even though she is fictional, Marie is one of the two names of the main character in the ballet, "The Nutcracker". My company uses Clara however, which I like much better. Marie to me is just one of those filler names.
My middle name, quite overused as one, because it's cute and does the job.
I love the name Marie. This is probably influenced by the fact that one of the nicest people I know is called Marie, but I think it's a beautiful name, although way too overused as a middle name. I'm going to use it as a first name if I ever have a daughter. I'm from Wales and a lot of people here pronounce it as you would pronounce the name Mari, with no long "e" at the end, and it really gets on my nerves.
My middle name is Marie, and although it is very common among girls my age, I don't have a problem with it. And since I am Italian I am thinking it goes very well with my first name. I do get the Maria, but since I guess that's how it is pronounced in italy, it is fine by me. So I am Vittoria Maria to my family. I think its nice.
I think this name is quite pretty as a first name but gets excessive use as a middle name. It's more unique than Mary or Maria.
It is one of the most popular middle names for girls out there, along with Ann and Elizabeth. It is not a very common first name for girls at all.
The traditional English pronunciation is MAR-ee. But this pronunciation has fallen out of use in favour of the French pronunciation in the 20th century. Marie Lloyd is a famous English music hall singer and this is how her name was pronounced.
Do not name ANYONE this! It means sea of bitterness. It doesn't matter if it's a first, or middle name.
It doesn't certainly mean sea of bitterness---the origin is much disputed. And at this point, it hardly has anything to do with its actual meaning anymore.
I like this name, because it's pretty. But the ending is a bit abrupt so I call my friend Marie "Mariezies". I like it as a middle name because it sounds good with a lot of names that I like.
This is quite a pretty name. I prefer it as a first name.
Marie is my first name. I was named after my great aunt and my great great grandma. I quite like my name also. I highly prefer it as a first name to a middle name.
A famous bearer is Marie Laveau the New Orleans Voodoo Queen.
Like others have said, this is way too overused as a middle name. It would be a nice change if a girl had the first name Marie.
A middle name goldmine for lazy parents. It is a far too commonly used as a middle name.
This is a very common middle name for girls.
This name is often used as a middle name for boys as well in Catholic countries such as Belgium and Spain. Nearly every man in the Belgian royal family has this as one of his many middle names!
Marie Barone is the matriarch in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. I like the name though, it has a simple elegance.
I prefer Mary.
My middle name is Marie and I love it. I know how common it is, but it was passed down from my grandmother who also had the middle name of Marie. It's such a lovely name that can go with almost any name so it's no wonder that it is used so much. I don't often see Marie as a first name but it's so pretty that it should be used as that more often! I love it and will most definitely pass it down to my daughter in the future.
I'm eventually going to legally change my first name to Marie, which is currently my middle name, as I've never liked my original first name; my middle name's going to become Alicia. Marie is far too overused as a middle name and I think it loses meaning as such. It's a perfectly nice, normal name like Sarah or Hannah, and no one uses it as a first name. I'd rather see more plain names being used than some of these ridiculous phonetic atrocities being dreamed up.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Marie here:
My middle name is Marie, however (unconventionally) I pronounced it MAHR-ee, with a long 'a' so that the first syllable rhymes with car. I've always been proud of this pronunciation, as it was my great grandmother's name.
My first daughter's middle name is Marie. I think it is a great name. It is used a lot but that doesn't matter to me. I gave my daughter my mother's and my middle name. It was passed down.
My name is Marie. I was born in 1982, when I was growing up I did used to get the odd 'Maria' but it never bothered me - I have always loved my name - and never knew another Marie which was wonderful. Now I have met a few other Marie's and they too love their name. I think it is a lovely, classic name and I'm proud of it.
Madeleine Albright was born as Marie Jana Korbelová.
What is it with everyone having the middle name Marie? I've counted before and I know at least 50 people with the middle name Marie. And if they don't have the middle name Marie they either have the middle names Elizabeth, Anne, or Lee! People PLEASE find a different name! I have nothing wrong with giving the names Marie, Elizabeth, Anne, or Lee to your children as a first name but stop using them as middle names. You're on this site, look another middle name up! (If anyone thinks im being harsh sorry. I just have a very strong opinion about this.)
I love this name, but I prefer it as a middle name. I can think of only one acquaintance of mine that has the middle name Marie, and that is my mother. I also don't know very many people with Marie as a first name.
My middle name is Marie and I love it. It doesn't seem to be horribly overused where we come from, just somewhat common. And my parents are French so I have an excuse. I like to think it refers to Mary the Magdalene.
My English name (I live in South Korea) is Marie. It's often confused with Mary, but I like it because it's not used very often. It goes well with my real name, which is Jeeun.
This is an awesome middle name.
A previous poster was correct in stating that Mme. Curie's name was not Marie but Maria. When moving to France from Poland, she changed her name to Marie to avoid linguistic confusion.

Another notable bearer of the name is Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, who was one of the most famous female painters of the 18th century.
My first name is Marie. I was born in 1984. I have had the Maria problem, but in my experience it is easily correctable. I love it. I would absolutely encourage anyone to name their daughter this. Just don't use it as a middle name.
In fact, it is NOT Mrs. Curie's name. Her real name was MARIA, as she was of Polish origin (her full name was Maria Sk³odowska-Curie) and the form 'Marie' is not used in Poland. I know she is worldwide known as Marie, but as there is 'Maria' form at, there is no reason to spread a non-accurate information like that.
I like my middle name. It is Mar-ree, the emphasis being on the 'ree'.
In the Netherlands there is a Dutch version of this name: ''Marieke''. And that is my name. In old Dutch (Historian Dutch) it literally means: 'little Marie'. I like my name, but sometimes I am afraid people who can't speak Dutch pronounce it wrong. I like the name Marie, but in the English language it sounds stranger than 'Mary'. Because of the pronouncation of the 'r'.
Marie is one of the most popular names in Belgium.
In Sweden Marie is often paired with another name; Marie-Louise, Britt-Marie and Ann-Marie are three standard versions.
Marie is the little white girl kitten in Disney's movie "The Aristocats."
It's the most popular first name for girls in Germany at the moment.
This was my grandmother's name and after her death it has become a family name. I have 2 cousins with this name and a lot more with it used as a middle name. I do plan to use this name on at least one of my daughters as a middle name no matter how overused it is, as it will always be a family name.
My first name is Marie. I was born in 1963, on October 16th. Coincidentally, the same day Marie Antoinette was beheaded, which I only recently learned. Most of my life I have been called MariA. For some reason the majority of people I've come in contact with could not, or would not, use MariE. There are also the few who insisted on calling me MarY. As a child it was a source of deep humiliation, as an adult irritation. To this day, I wish my parents had gone with a different name.
Please, if you insist on giving this name to your daughter, make sure she has a way to respond to the boneheads she will encounter throughout her life, especially since even now it is considered "an old lady name".
I understand your frustration. I am most often called MariA though. It's SO annoying! I hate correcting people all the time! Why can't they just learn that it is MariE? It's a lovely name with history behind it and means "living fragrance". MariE Antoinette ruined the name though! Darn her!
Even though Marie is overused as a middle name, it makes a nice choice for a first name. Marie is on my favorites list for a girl (as a first name only).
A very common middle name for girls.

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