Maria

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See also: maria, María, and Mária

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular English Mary.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /məˈɹiːə/, /məˈɹaɪə/

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. A female given name.
    • 1629, Thomas Adams, Meditations upon Creed, The Works of Thomas Adams, James Nichol (1862), volume 3, page 211:
      Yet herein they come short of the monks and friars in their conceits of the word Maria; they have so tossed it and turned it, so anagrammatized and transposed it, that never were five poor letters so worried since time did put them into the alphabet.
    • 1776, Adam Fitz-Adam: The World of Adam Fitz-Adam. Edinburgh, Apollo Press 1776: Numb. 187. Thursday, July 29, 1756:
      By their dresses, their names, and the airs of quality they give themselves, I am rendered ridiculous among all my acquaintance. My wife, who is a very plain good woman, and whose name is Amey, has been new-christened, and is called Amelia; and my little daughter, a child of a year old, is no longer Polly, but Maria.
    • 1957, Arthur Laurents/Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story: Maria ( a song):
      I've just kissed a girl named Maria, / And suddenly I found how wonderful a sound can be! / Maria! Say it loud and there's music playing - / Say it soft and it's almost like praying

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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Maria

  1. A Dravidian language spoken in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh provinces in India.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Maria

  1. A Papuan language spoken in Papua New Guinea.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular Danish Marie.

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name

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References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 50 339 females with the given name Maria have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the last frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of Maarja.

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. A female given name

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Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. A female given name

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Maria
Accusative Mariu
Dative Mariu
Genitive Mariu

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɑriɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ma‧ri‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This has been a common given name in Finland since the Middle Ages and is a popular middle name today.

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Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. Partitive singular form of Mari.
    Rakastan Maria
    I love Mari

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular French Marie.

Proper noun[edit]

Maria f

  1. A female given name

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name
  3. (dated) A male given name, used after another first name (i.e. as a middle name), especially by Catholics.

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Maria

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌹𐌰

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the 19th century translation of the Bible into Hawaiian, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name used in the 19th century (but possibly pronounced like Malia)

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Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maria f

  1. A female given name, cognate with English Mary.
  2. Mary; Miriam (biblical figures)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (miryám).

Proper noun[edit]

Marīa f (genitive Marīae); first declension

  1. A female given name
  2. Mary (mother of Jesus)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Marīa Marīae
genitive Marīae Marīārum
dative Marīae Marīīs
accusative Marīam Marīās
ablative Marīā Marīīs
vocative Marīa Marīae

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Norman[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maria f

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). Recorded as a given name in Norway since the Middle Ages.

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 16 621 females with the given name Maria living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with frequency peaks the 1990s and the 2000s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Old Saxon[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. (biblical) Mary.
  2. a female given name.

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maria f (diminutive Marysia)

  1. A female given name, cognate to Mary

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Maria.

Proper noun[edit]

Maria f

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English name Mary.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). First recorded in Sweden in 1344.

Proper noun[edit]

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally popular as a given name in Sweden, Maria was (for example) the most common first name of women born in the 1960s. It is also a popular middle name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån: 444 914 females with the given name Maria living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.