The Anglicized version of the Latin Maria, and the Hebrew Myriam, this is a name with a long and interesting history. Going back more than two thousand years, its provenance is not definite, though it could be connected with the Hebrew “wished for child” or from the Egyptian mry for “love” or “beloved”. What is for sure, however, is that the name has remained popular throughout the centuries.
Rank in the year 2015
Mary was ranked #280 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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