Marie Name Meaning & Origin

Marie

Pronunciation: mah-REE (key)

Origin of the name Marie:

French cognate 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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Manon, Maria, Mary

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Nicknames for Marie

Rie, Reeny, RieRoo, Mo, Momo, Ree, ReeRee, Mer, Ria

Meanings and history of the name Marie

French form of Mary, meaning "bitter".
Variant of Maria; means "beloved," "loved," "renowned" or "famous," "star of the sea," "masculine,"

Second half of the word "Calamari"

Famous real-life people named Marie

Marié Digby, pop rock US Singer
Marie de Medici, Queen of France.
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France who was put to death by guillotine.
Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania, granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
Marie of Romania, Queen of Yugoslavia, daughter of Princess Marie of Edinburgh, known as "Mignon" in the family to distinguish her from her mother.
Marie Curie (born Maria Skłodowska), chemist and phycisist, who discovered radioactivity and was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
Marie Helvin, Japanese-American supermodel
Marie Osmond, American actress and singer.
Marie Laveau, Louisiana Creole Voodoo Queen and faith healer.
Marie Ragghianti, political whistleblower.
Marie Lloyd, English music hall singer.
Marie Louise Jensen, British children's author.
Princess Marie of Denmark (born Marie Agathe Odile Cavallier), second wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark

Marie in song, story & screen

"Dear Marie" Song by John Mayer (2013)
"Oh Marie!" Jazz Song by Dean Martin (1947)
"Oh Marie" Song by Louis Prima
"Marie Laveau," song by Bobby Bare
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame", song by Elvis Presley
The subject of the Stray Cats' song, "She's Sexy and 17" is "my little Marie".
"Marie," song written by Irving Berlin, that was a hit for Tommy Dorsey, Rudy Vallée, Nat Shilkret, Franklyn Bauer, The Four Tunes, and The Bachelors
"Marie," song by Johnny Hallyday
"Marie," 1985 American film about the parole board scandals in Tennessee under Ray Blanton, with Sissy Spacek in the title role as Marie Ragghianti
"Marie Barone" portrayed by Doris Roberts, was the main antagonist in the widely popular hit television series, "Everybody Loves Raymond".
"Petite Marie" Song by Francis Cabrel
Marie Sorenson "The Ghost Bird" series
"Oh Marie" Song by Sheryl Crow
"Speedy Marie" Song by Frank Black
Marie from the Squid Sisters in the Nintendo Wii U game Splatoon and the Nintendo Switch game Splatoon 2
"Marie Marie" sung by Shakin Stevens

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