Appendix:Names derived from Miryam

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Miryam is a Hebrew given name. It is thought to mean "sea of bitterness," "rebelliousness," or "wished-for child" from the Hebrew, or to be derived from the Ancient Egyptian word mry (beloved), mr (love),[1] or even Meryamun "beloved of Amun".[2] The English and Romance language derivations have also become associated with the Latin word mare (sea).


  1. ^ Behind the Name: Mary
  2. ^ Holly Ingraham, People's Names: A Cross-cultural Reference Guide to the Proper Use of Over 40,000 Personal and Familial Names in Over 100 Cultures (1997) →ISBN. This suggested etymology is disputed; as a female name it would be "Meritamun", which is not that close in pronunciation.