Mhairi: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mhairi

Mhairi

Pronunciation: VAH-ree, MA-ree (key)

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My name is Mhairi, pronounced Vahree. I know a few Mhairi's pronounced Vahree and one pronounced Mahree. The correct pronunciation for this name is Vahree, but there are some who pronounce it Mahree (maybe because it is likely much easier!). Typically, Mairi/Mari would equate Mahree with the Mh version i.e Mhairi being pronounced Vahree. The name is Gaelic and so the Mh in the name are pronounced as a V would be in an English name.

My name is Mhairi, pronounce MAH-ree....
I love my name and I hardly ever come across anyone with the same, people always seem intresed about it.
I know it is a scottish gaelic name, meaning Mary.

The nick name I get called is Vaz. And no one slagged it when I was at school which was good!

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my name is Mhairi pronounced Var-ee
i love having an unusual name and have never met another Mhairi

Nicknames for Mhairi: | Edit

Vah-ree = Vaz
Ma - ree = Maz
varz - ee = Mharzy
varz = Mharz

Meanings and history of the name Mhairi: | Edit

Mhairi is the vocative tense of the name Mairi, the Scottish Gaelic for Mary.

The vocative tense applies when people call out a name. So a Gaelic speaker would never call their daughter Mhairi, they would be called Mairi. But when an English speaker hears someone called over theu would hear the "name" Mhairi and think "what a lovely name"!

Mhairi is pronounced Vah-ree and is the vocative tense of Mairi pronounced Mah-ree. The proper pronunciation of Mhairi is Va-hreeIn Gaelic mh and bh make a V sound, there is no letter V in Gaelic, so that is the equivalent.

Famous real-life people named Mhairi: | Edit

Mhairi McKay, a Scottish golfer

Mhairi in song, story & screen: | Edit

Traditional Scottish song 'All for Mhairi's Wedding'
link- http://www.poetryofscotland.co.uk/Songs/mhairi.php

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