Mariam Name Meaning & Origin

Mariam

Pronunciation: MAH-ree-əm (key)

Origin of the name Mariam:

Shortened form of Mariamne, an early form of Mary first recorded by the the 1st-century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus as the name of the wife of King Herod.

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Maryam is a name for Mary (Jesus' mother) in Islam. Maryam is the Aramaic and Arabic translation of Mary, and a variant thereof is Mariam.
Mariam is a familiar name in many Muslim countries, including Mali, Iran, Pakistan and Lebanon.

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Mariam of Vaspurakan, first wife of King George I of Georgia and regent for her son, Bagrat IV, in the 11th century
Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542–1622), wife of Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mariam Tsitsishvili (1768–1850), wife of George XII of Georgia
Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878), Melkite Greek Catholic Carmelite nun canonized by Pope Francis
Mariam Vardanian (1864-1941), Armenian political activist and revolutionary in the Russian Empire
Mariam Aslamazian (1907-2006), Armenian painter
Mariam Fakhr Eddine (born 1933), Egyptian actress
Mariam Nour (born 1936), Lebanese television personality
Mengistu Haile Mariam (born 1937), head of state of Ethiopia from 1977 to 1991
Mariam Hakobyan (born 1949), Armenian sculptor
Mariam Aladji Boni Diallo (born 1952?), politician and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin
Mariam Doumbia (born 1958), half of Amadou & Mariam, a musical duo from Mali
Mariam Omar, Zanzibari politician, member of the SAU party & first woman to contest the Zanzibar presidency (in 2005)
Mariam Wafa (born 1973), Afghan singer
Mariam Nazarian (born 1983), Armenian concert pianist and producer
Mariam Hasan (born 1985), Pakistani cricketer
Mariam Usman (born 1990), Nigerian weightlifter
Mariam Omar (born 1993), Egyptian synchronised swimmer and 2012 Olympian

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Mariam - protagonist in 'The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry' (1613), a Jacobean era drama written by Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falklan. It was the first literary work by a woman that was published under her own name.

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