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Maria Meaning

    

What does Maria mean?

The name Maria is of Spanish origin.

The meaning of Maria is "bitter".

Maria is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ma-ri-a.

The Given Name Maria

Maria appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

Sweet yet memorable, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Maria remains a favorite due to its bold and elegant nature.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Maria Alvarado Cardozo, and Maria Amparo Carbonell Munoz.

Maria Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 116 in baby name popularity for girls with 2,595 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 111 in baby name popularity for girls with 2,707 occurrences. It ranked 13,492 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

View the Maria Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Maria has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Maria to other names.

Maria Related Names

Variants of the name Maria include Mariah.

The names Maaria, Maarja, Marietta, Mariya, Marja, Marjo are all forms of Maria.

Maria has the diminutives (nicknames) Mareike, Mariel, Mariele, Mariella, Maryla, Marzena, Meike, Mia, Mimi, Mitzi, My.

Famous Marias

  • Maria ~ Hungarian Queen (1382-1395), 2 hurricanes
  • Maria Alvarado Cardozo ~ Saint
  • Maria Amparo Carbonell Munoz ~ Saint
  • Maria Angela Astorch ~ Saint
  • Maria Anna Caiani ~ Saint
  • Maria Antonia Bandres y Elosegui ~ Saint
  • Maria Baldillou Bullit ~ Saint
  • Maria Bartolomea Bagnesi ~ Saint
  • Maria Bello ~ Actress
  • Maria Bernarda Butler ~ Saint
  • Maria Bernardina Jablonska ~ Saint
  • Maria Bertilla Boscardin ~ Saint
  • Maria Bertram ~ Mansfield Park character
  • Maria Candida of the Eucharist ~ Saint
  • Maria Caterina of Saint Rose ~ Saint
  • Maria Christina Brando ~ Saint
  • Maria Corsini Beltrame Quattrocchi ~ Saint
  • Maria Crocifissa Curcio ~ Saint
  • Maria Crocifissa di Rosa ~ Saint
  • Maria de Jesus Sacramentado Venegas ~ Saint
  • Maria de la Purificacion Ximenez y Ximenez ~ Saint
  • Maria de Mattias ~ Saint
  • Maria del Calvario Romero Clariana ~ Saint
  • Maria del Carmen Moreno Benitez ~ Saint
  • Maria del Carmen Salles y Barangueras ~ Saint
  • Maria del Transito Cabanillas ~ Saint
  • Maria Domenica Brun Barbantini ~ Saint
  • Maria Domenica Mantovani ~ Saint
  • Maria Dominic Mazzarello ~ Saint
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy ~ Actress
  • Maria Droste zu Vischering ~ Saint
  • Maria Encarnacion Rosal ~ Saint
  • Maria Euthymia Uffing ~ Saint
  • Maria Felicidad Masia Ferragud ~ Saint
  • Maria Fortunata Viti ~ Saint
  • Maria Francesca of the Five Wounds of Jesus ~ Saint
  • Maria Gabriela de Hinojosa Naveros ~ Saint
  • Maria Ginard Marti ~ Saint
  • Maria Giuseppe Rosello ~ Saint
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1963
  • Maria Goretti ~ Saint
  • Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala ~ Saint
  • Maria Hofl Riesch ~ Skier
  • Maria I ~ Portuguese Queen (1777-1816)
  • Maria II ~ Portuguese Queen (1826-1828; 1834-1853)
  • Maria Jesus Masia Ferragud ~ Saint
  • Maria Josefa del Rio Messa ~ Saint
  • Maria Josefa of the Heart of Jesus Sancho de Guerra ~ Saint
  • Maria Karlowska ~ Saint
  • Maria Lopez of Jesus ~ Saint
  • Maria Ludovica de Angelis ~ Saint
  • Maria Maddalena Martinengo da Barco ~ Saint
  • Maria Magdalena de Pazzi ~ Saint
  • Maria Mancini of Pisa ~ Saint
  • Maria Maravillas de Jesus ~ Saint
  • Maria Marcellina Darowska ~ Saint
  • Maria Michaela Desmaisieres ~ Saint
  • Maria of Jesus Siedliska ~ Saint
  • Maria of Turin ~ Saint
  • Maria Pilar Izquierdo Albero ~ Saint
  • Maria Pilar Martinez ~ Saint
  • Maria Raffaella Cimatti ~ Saint
  • Maria Rafols ~ Saint
  • Maria Repetto ~ Saint
  • Maria Restituta Kafka ~ Saint
  • Maria Romero Meneses ~ Saint
  • Maria Rosa Molas y Vallve ~ Saint
  • Maria Sagrario ~ Saint
  • Maria Schinin ~ Saint
  • Maria Sharapova ~ Tennis Player
  • Maria Soledad ~ Saint
  • Maria Stella Mardosewicz ~ Saint
  • Maria Teresa Fasce ~ Saint
  • Maria Teresa Ferragud Roig ~ Saint
  • Maria Terezia ~ Hungarian Queen (1740-1780)
  • Maria Theresa Ledochowska ~ Saint
  • Maria Theresia ~ Austrian Ruler (1740-1780)
  • Maria Theresia of Jesus Gerhardinger ~ Saint
  • Maria Theresia Scherer ~ Saint
  • Maria Veronica Masia Ferragud ~ Saint
  • Maria Vicenta of Saint Dorothy Chavez Orozco ~ Saint

Maria Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Maria.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Maria are often composed and aggressive but most of all they are read more >>

Maria Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Maria in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Maria.

Just for fun, see the name Maria in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Maria in Nautical Flags page.