Marya 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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- Comments and insights on the name Marya
It is pronounced MAR-ee-ah.
- Personal experiences with the name Marya
This is my sister-in-law's name, she is currently 29.
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- Meanings and history of the name Marya
Apparently it is a Russian version of the name Maria or a Latin variation of the name Mary.
- Famous real-life people named Marya
Marya Hornbacher (an author)
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