Maria: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maria | Girls
Origin of the name Maria:
Latin form of Mary, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām, a name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of Jesus, the son of God.
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The best female name in the world.
Also the most common worldwide.
Due to its widespread use in Mexico, its abbreviation is Ma.
I love the name Maria, I think it's so pretty and cute. It's just got a nice ring to it: Maria! I don't know. I like it. :D
The most BEAUTIFUL name in the world.....agreed by millions.....
Almost every girl I know has this or Marie as their middle name. It gets old pretty fast.
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I really don't like my name.. Everyone has it or uses it because their names are so long. Please spare your children and given them a better name..
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Mary, Marie, Ria, Mimi, Mai, Mia, Mari, Masha, Mieke, Miep, Maya, Misha, Mar, Mali, Misia
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The Virgin Mary - in Spanish La Virgen María
Maria Von Trapp, real-life inspiration for "The Sound of Music"
Maria Shriver, journalist, Kennedy cousin and wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger
Maria Kanellis, wrestler
Maria V. Snyder, author
Maria Sharapova, tennis player
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"Ave Maria", hymn
"Maria (I just met a girl named Maria)" song from the musical West Side Story
"Maria Blanca", children's song
"Maria, Maria" song by Santana
"My Maria" song by Brooks and Dunn
"Take a Letter Maria," song by R.B. Greaves
"O Maria", song by Beck
"(How Do You Solve A Problem Like) Maria", song from The Sound of Music
"Dear Maria, Count Me In", song by the band All Time Low
María, a novel by Jorge Isaacs
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, a British and Canadian talent show
Maria Gianni, character from the American telenovela Fashion House, played by Bo Derek
Maria Traydor, character in tri-Ace's role playing video game Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Maria, character from the video game Silent Hill 2 and its mini-prequel "Born from a Wish."
Maria Robotnik, character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games
Maria Rodriguez, long-running character on Sesame Street played by Sonia Manzano
Maria, lead character in The Sound of Music
Maria, lead character in West Side Story
Maria DeLuca, character from Roswell (TV series)
Maria Petrova, character from the video game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Maria Ushiromiya, a character in the visual novel, manga and anime series Umineko no Naku Koro ni
"Maria", song by Green Day
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Global Popularity of the Name Maria
- #1 in Brazil
- #1 in Finland
- #2 in Russia (Moscow)
- #2 in Spain
- #3 in Estonia
- #4 in Belarus
- #6 in Iceland
- #7 in Ukraine
- #10 in Chile
- #11 in Norway
- #17 in Armenia
- #18 in Poland
- #30 in Italy
- #39 in Denmark
- #47 in Austria
- #58 in Germany
- #64 in United States
- #66 in Ireland
- #77 in Canada (Alberta)
- #86 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #90 in Hungary
- #93 in England
- #97 in Sweden
- #101 in Scotland
- #121 in Canada (Quebec)