Marija Name Meaning & Origin

Marija

Pronunciation: mah-REE-yah (key)

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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Comments and insights on the name Marija: | Edit

I think this is a beautiful name, and this is my sisters daughters name. It's a family name, and I'm glad she used it. Her other two daughters are Kyleena and Izabelle.

Jamari and Marija are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Marija: | Edit

My name is Marija. I personally love my name and think that it is a unique take on the name Maria and Mary. My parents are from Eastern Europe and thought it was a good idea to name me this since its very popular over there. s a child, even now, everyone would say my name wrong and I'd have to correct them. But at this point I am used to it and actually enjoy telling people about the origin of my name. If you are considering this name and spelling for your daughter, please name her this. Its a very sophisticated and professional sounding name. Its also very cute too.

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Form of Maria used in several Central and Eastern European languages including Serbian, Croatian, Lithuanian, Macedonian,Bulgarian and Latvian.

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