Mame Name Meaning & Origin
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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Nickname for Mary or Margaret.
Emma and Mame are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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Mame was an American film released in 1974 and starring Lucille Ball as the title character. It was adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name. “Auntie Mame” was also a movie released in 1958 starring Rosalind Russell in the title role. Auntie Mame was originally written as a novel by author Patrick Dennis.