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Miriam Meaning


What does Miriam mean?

The name Miriam is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Miriam is "bitter".

Miriam is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Mi-ri-am.

The Given Name Miriam

Miriam is a name with class.

A wonderfully classic name.

Alternate names include Myriam.

Miriam falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Miriam Margolyes.

Miriam Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 303 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,088 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 284 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,148 occurrences. It ranked 11,706 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Miriam has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Miriam Name Popularity Page.

Miriam Related Names

Variants of the name Miriam include Myriam.

The names Mariam, Marjaana, Mary, Meryem, Mirele, Mirja, Mirjam, Mirjami, Mirjana are all forms of Miriam.

Famous Miriams

  • Miriam ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 4:17, Ex. 2:4)
  • Miriam Margolyes ~ Actress

Miriam Numerology

What will your new littleMiriam be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Miriam Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Miriam.

Just for fun, see the name Miriam 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 Miriam in Nautical Flags page.