Maire: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maire

Maire

Pronunciation: MOY-rə (key)

Origin of the name Mary:

Anglicized form of Maria, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām (sea of bitterness, sea of sorrow). There is much debate over the meaning of the name, however. While "sea of bitterness or sorrow" seems to be the most probable, some sources give the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name, borne in the Bible by the virgin mother of Jesus, has become one of the most enduringly popular names in the Christian world.

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Related Names:

Mary, Máirín

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Maire is also a Finnish female name.

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Máirín, Molly

Meanings and history of the name Maire: | Edit

Máire is the Irish Gaelic form of the name Mary. It can be spelled phonetically as Maura, Moira, or Moya.

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Máire was the pen name of the Irish writer Séamus Ó Grianna.
Máire Brennan (or Ní Bhraonáin), Irish singer, former member of Clannad and sister of Enya. Also known as Moya Brennan.
Máire Breatnach, Irish fiddler
Máire Ni Chathasaigh, Irish harpist

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"Maire My Girl", poem by John Keegan Casey

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