Meaning of Mary
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Mary has the following meaning:
Star of the sea. Derives from the Latin words "Stella Maris". Also means "bitter" in Hebrew. In the Bible, Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ. This name remained popular for many centuries due to the spread of Christianity.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Mary is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 55 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Mary fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 5 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 102 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Mary in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Mary is pronounced as mare-ee
The following names are baby names related to Mary and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Mary: Boys - Adriel
, Girls - Alia
, Both genders - Anna
Popular Variants for the name Mary: Mair
Common nicknames for the name Mary are: Molly, Mamie, May, Mitzi, Polly
We think the name Mary 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 Mary to be: Kind and likable woman
In one word, you might describe Mary as a(n) "likeable
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