Meaning of Maria
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Maria has the following meaning:
Star of the sea. Derived from Mary.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Maria is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 42 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Maria fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 8 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 71 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Maria in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Maria is pronounced as mah-ree-uh
The following names are baby names related to Maria and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Maria: Boys - Damacio
, Girls - Alondra
, Both genders - Dolores
Popular Variants for the name Maria: Maaria
Common nicknames for the name Maria are: Ria, Mimi, Mai, Mia, Mari, Masha
We think the name Maria should fall under the following style category: Biblical
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Maria to be: Quiet, gentle and sweet woman
In one word, you might describe Maria as a(n) "gentle
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