First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hebrew: Bitter
  2. Greek: A flower; mother of Jesus
  3. Latin: Of the sea
  4. Hebrew: Bitter; rebellion

First name variations: Mary, Marella, Mariette, Maretta, Golda, Goldie, Marigold, Marisa, Maris, Marina, Maressa, Maritza, Merisa, Merrisa, Marissah, Rissa, Marissa, 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, Mare, Marquita, Maure, Mairin, Mair, Maura, Maureen, Moira, Moire, Moya, Muire, Masha, Mairi, Mariya, Mashia, Mash, Mariath, Mary

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Italian: patronymic from a short form of the medieval personal name Ademaro, Adimaro, derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. In southern Italy, it is more often from a short form of Amari, or a nickname from amaro, amaru, also maru ‘unlucky’.
  2. Italian: patronymic from the personal name Mario.
  3. Catalan (Marí): occupational name from marí ‘mariner’ or nickname for someone who lived by the sea.
  4. Hungarian: from the personal name Mári, a pet form of Márton (see Martin) or Márkus (see Mark), or of the female name Mária (see Maria).
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