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

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