Mary
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
MER-ee/MAR-ee
Meaning
Rebellious woman
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Mary is an English form of Maria, the name used in the New Testament, ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. There are several possible meanings of Miryam, some of them being: "lots of bitterness", "wished for child", "bitter", "rebellious". Mary is the name of different characters in New Testament, the most important ones being the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. The name has been extremely popular for centuries, especially among Christians.

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Mair, Malia, Manon, Mariel, Marika, Miren, Miriam, Mitzi, Moira, Mari, Maureen, Mayme, Molly

Famous Maries

Mary Chapin Carpenter - musician
Mary J. Blige - musician
Mary Mastrantonio - actress
Mary McCormack - actress
Mary Pierce - tennis player
Mary Shelley - author
Mary Steenburgen - actress
Mary Abbott - artist
Mary Allen - artist
Mary Astor - actress
Mary Bacon - writer
Mary Batten - writer
Mary Beard - published author
Mary Benson - writer
Mary Biggs - writer
Mary Borden - writer
Mary Bradford - published author

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