Pronunciation: [Ma-ry]

Gender: Female

Meaning: Bitter

Origin: Hebrew

Star of the sea. In Biblical, Mary was the virgin mother of Christ.

Variant Forms

MaliaUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MareUncertain, maybe bitterUnisexHebrew
MarenFrom the god MarsFemaleLatin
MariamUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleAramaic
MarianUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MarianaLatinate form of MarianFemaleLatin
MariannaCombination of Maria and AnnaFemaleLatin
MarianneCombination of Marie and AnneFemaleFrench
MarielUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MarielaUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MariettaUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MarietteUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MarileeCombination of Mary and LeeFemaleEnglish
MarilynUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MarinFrom the god MarsUnisexLatin
MarionUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MariskaUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MarjaA berryFemaleFinnish
MarlaOf MagdalaFemaleHebrew
MarloDrained lakeFemaleEnglish
MaryannUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MaureenUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MayThe fifth month of the yearFemaleEnglish
MayraUncertain, perhaps myrrh, onguentFemaleLatin
MerielBright as the seaFemaleGaelic
MerrillBright as the seaMaleGaelic
MimiUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MinnieWill, desire + helmet, protectionFemaleGermanic
MiriamUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MitziUncertain, maybe bitterUnisexHebrew
MoiraUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MolliFrom The Gaelic Maili Which Is A Pet Form Of Mary Bitter.UnisexEnglish
MollieUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MollyUncertain, maybe bitterFemaleHebrew
MurielBright as the seaFemaleGaelic

Famous People Named Mary

Typhoid Mary was an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever; she was presumed to have infected 51 people.

Mary Wollstonecraft was a British writer, philosopher and an advocate of women’s rights.

Mary Tyler Moore is a popular American actress famous for her roles in TV sitcoms.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress and one of the original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Mary Martin was an award-winning actress, singer and Broadway star.

Mary Kom is an Indian boxer who has the distinction of being a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion.

Mary Kay Ash was a famous American businesswoman, who founded the world-known cosmetics company, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.

Mary Harris Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker and subsequently a mother figure to million working men and women.

Mary Baker Eddy is best known as the founder of Christian Science.

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