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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MOI-rə(English)
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοῖρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοῖραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.

Related Names

VariantsMáire, Maura, Moyra(Irish) Moyra(Scottish)
DiminutivesMairenn, Máirín, Maureen(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(Afrikaans) Mariam, Maryam(Arabic) Meriem(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Mariam(Armenian) Maryam(Bashkir) Maria, Miren, Maia(Basque) Mariya, Maryia(Belarusian) Mary, Miriam(Biblical) Maria, Mariam(Biblical Greek) Miriam(Biblical Hebrew) Maria(Biblical Latin) Merjem, Merjema(Bosnian) Mari(Breton) Maria, Mariya(Bulgarian) Maria, Mariona, Ona(Catalan) Maria(Corsican) Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika(Czech) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Danish) Mariyam(Dhivehi) Maria, Marie, Marjo, Mirjam, Jet, Jette, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria(Dutch) Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika(Estonian) Maria(Faroese) Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Jaana, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut, Miia, Mirja(Finnish) Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maryse(French) Maria, Maike, Mareike(Frisian) María, Maruxa(Galician) Mariam, Mariami, Meri(Georgian) Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Maike, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marietta, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maria, Marietta, Marika(Greek) Maryamu(Hausa) Malia, Mele(Hawaiian) Miriam, Miri(Hebrew) Mariamne(History) Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska(Hungarian) María, Mæja(Icelandic) Maria, Miriam, Marianna, Mariella, Marietta, Marika, Mimi, Miriana(Italian) Mariyam(Kazakh) Maija, Marija, Māra, Mārīte(Latvian) Marija(Lithuanian) Marija, Maja, Mare(Macedonian) Moirrey, Voirrey(Manx) Mere(Maori) Malle, Molle(Medieval English) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maiken, Maja, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Norwegian) Maria(Occitan) Maryam(Persian) Maria, Miriam, Maja, Marietta, Marika, Maryla, Marysia, Marzena(Polish) Maria, Miriam, Mariana, Mariazinha(Portuguese) Maria, Maricica(Romanian) Maria, Mariya, Marya, Manya, Masha(Russian) Márjá(Sami) Maria(Sardinian) Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica(Serbian) Mária, Miriam, Maja, Marika, Miriama(Slovak) Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Manca, Mare, Marica, Maruša, Mija(Slovene) Marja(Sorbian) María, Miriam, Marita(Spanish) Maritza(Spanish (Latin American)) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, My(Swedish) Maryam(Tatar) Meryem(Turkish) Maria, Mariya(Ukrainian) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mari(Welsh)
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