Meaning of Miriam
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Miriam has the following meaning:
An ancient Hebrew form of the name Mary, meaning "bitter".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.
As a baby girl name, Miriam is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 282 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Miriam fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 310 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Miriam in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Miriam is pronounced as mee-ree-um
The following names are baby names related to Miriam and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Miriam: Boys - Abel
, Girls - Alize
, Both genders - Ariel
Popular Variants for the name Miriam: Macia
Common nicknames for the name Miriam are: Mira, Mimi, Miri
We think the name Miriam 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 Miriam to be: Soft spoken and refined lady
In one word, you might describe Miriam as a(n) "soft-spoken
See other "soft-spoken" names for girls