Mary Ann: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mary Ann

Mary Ann

Pronunciation: n/a

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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Mary, meaning "sea of bitterness" and Ann, meaning "grace"

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Mary Ann Summers, character in the TV show "Gilligan's Island"

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