First name origin & meaning:
Hebrew: Bitter; rebellion
First name variations: Mari, Merry, Marie, Maria, Miriam, Marian, Mame, Mamie, Maymie, Mayme, May, Mally, Molly, Polly, Mara, Maretta, Marel, Marella, Maren, Marlo, Mariette, Marieta, Meriel, Mimi, Minette, Minnie, Minny, Mitzi, Madonna, Marilla, Marla, Marya, Muriel, Manon, Manette, Marija, Marika, Maire, Marquita, Maure, Mairin, Mair, Maura, Maureen, Moira, Moire, Moya, Muire, Masha, Mairi, Mariya, Mashia, Mash, Mariath, Mary
Last name origins & meanings:
- French and English: topographic name from mare ‘pond’,
‘pool’, or a habitational name from one of the places in Normandy
called La Mare (see Delamar).
- Italian and Spanish: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from Latin mare
- Dutch (de Mare): nickname from the
Germanic word mari, meri ‘famous’, ‘renowned’.
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