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Meaning of Maria

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Meaning

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.

Popularity

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.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Maria is pronounced as mah-ree-uh

Origins

Maria originates from the Spanish language.

See other suggested Spanish baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Maria and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Maria: Boys - Damacio, Elian, Gonzalo, Nino, Girls - Alondra, Elmira, Esmeralda, Luz, Marianna, Both genders - Dolores, Lynn

Variants

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Maria are: Ria, Mimi, Mai, Mia, Mari, Masha

Style

We think the name Maria should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Impression

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" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Maria (or its variants) are:

Maria Ester Audion Bueno, born on 11 October, a famous athlete. Maria Ester Audion Bueno's background: A female tennis player who won nineteen Grand Slam titles (7 singles, 11 women's doubles, 1 mixed doubles) during her career.

Maria Yuryevna Sharápova , born on 19 April, a famous athlete. Maria Yuryevna Sharápova 's background: A Russian professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1.

Maria Feodorovna Romanova, born on 26 November, a famous royalty. Maria Feodorovna Romanova's background: Empress Consort of Russia.
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