English, German, Hebrew
A name with a long tradition that goes back to Egypt, this is a Hebrew name with an Egyptian root. From the word mry, which means “beloved”, comes Miryam, later simplified to Miriam. Some associate it with Maria, but this name is popular just as it is, especially in Germany, the Catalan region of Spain and Austria. A classic name, with well-balanced sound, this is a solid choice for your little lady.
Rank in the year 2015
Miriam was ranked #613 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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