L. Maria, from Gr. Î�Î~+mn~Ï�Î¯Î~+mn~ (Maria), Î�Î~+mn~Ï�Î¹Î¬Î¼ (Mariam), possibly from Aramaic ×�×¨×�×� (MaryÄ�m), bitter, from a root ×�×¨ (<small>MR</small>) meaning "to be bitter". The name corresponds to the Hebrew ×�×¨×�×� (MiryÄ�m), Old Testament Miriam. The meaning is much debated.
given name|female. It was considered too sacred to use before the end of the 12th century; very popular from the 17th to the 20th century.
- The Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ.
biblical character Several other women in the New Testament, notably Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha.
1821 Lord Byron: Don Juan: Canto the Fifth: IV:
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Arabic: Ù�Ø~+mn~Ù�Ù� (Maryam)
Bulgarian: Ð�Ð°Ñ�Ð¸Ñ� (Marija)
Czech: Marie#Czech|Marie f
Danish: Maria#Danish|Maria, Marie
Greek: Î�Î~+mn~Ï�Î¯Î~+mn~ (MarÃa)
Hebrew: ×�×¨×�×� (MiryÄ�m)
Macedonian: Ð�Ð°Ñ�Ð¸Ñ� (Marija)
Russian: Ð�Ð°Ñ�Ð¸Ñ� (Marija, Marya)
Serbian: Ð�Ð°Ñ�Ð¸Ñ� (Marija)
Scottish Gaelic: MÃ iri
given name|female||da: borrowed from English.
given name|female||no: borrowed from English.
given name|female||sv: borrowed from English.