First name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew: Bitter; the star of the sea
- Latin: Full of grace
- Latin: The sea
First name variations: Mary, Marya, Mariah, Marie, Malia, Ri, Maricelle, Marcella, Maria, Maricel
Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Asturian-Leonese, and Catalan: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from mar ‘sea’
- German: nickname from Middle High
German mar(w) ‘tender’, ‘delicate’.
(Már): from a short form of the personal name
Márkus or Márk, Hungarian forms of Marcus
and Mark; or possibly from the personal name Márton,
Hungarian form of Martin.
- Chinese: variant of
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