Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAHL-ee
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Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of MARY, now often used independently. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel Ulysses (1922), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.

Related Names

VariantsMollie, Pollie, Polly
Other Languages & CulturesMariam, 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(Bosnian) Mari(Breton) Maria, Mariya(Bulgarian) Maria, Mariona(Catalan) Maria(Corsican) Marija(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika(Czech) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mai, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Danish) Mariyam(Dhivehi) Maria, Marie, Marjo, Mirjam, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria(Dutch) Maarja, Mari, Maria, Mirjam, Maarika, Maia, Malle, Mare, Marika, Marje, Marju(Estonian) Maria(Faroese) Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marje, Marjukka, Marjut(Finnish) Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maryse(French) Maria, Maike, Mareike(Frisian) María, Maruxa(Galician) Mariam, Meri(Georgian) Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marietta, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maria(Greek) Maryamu(Hausa) Malia, Mele(Hawaiian) Miriam(Hebrew) Mária, Mara, Mari, Mariann, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska(Hungarian) María, Mæja(Icelandic) Máire, Mallaidh, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín(Irish) Maria, Miriam, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi(Italian) Mariyam(Kazakh) Maija, Marija, Māra(Latvian) Marija(Lithuanian) Marija(Macedonian) Mariam(Malay) Moirrey, Voirrey(Manx) Mere(Maori) Molle, Malle(Medieval English) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mai, Maiken, Maja, Mariann, Marianne, Mia, Mie(Norwegian) Maria(Occitan) Maryam(Persian) Maria, Miriam(Polish) Maria, Miriam, Mariazinha(Portuguese) Maria, Maricica(Romanian) Maria, Mariya, Marya(Russian) Márjá(Sami) Maria(Sardinian) Màiri, Maura, Moira(Scottish) Marija(Serbian) Mária, Miriam(Slovak) Marija, Mirjam(Slovene) Marja(Sorbian) María, Miriam, Marita(Spanish) Maritza(Spanish (Latin American)) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Marika, Mia, My(Swedish) Maryam(Tatar) Meryem(Turkish) Maria, Mariya(Ukrainian) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mari(Welsh)

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Entry updated November 20, 2020