The Arabic form of Miriam or Mary, meaning “bitter,” but your little Maryam will be nothing but sweet. Unless you wake her up from a nap. Or run out of her favorite snack. Or try to help her during her independent phase. Okay, maybe she’ll be a little bitter, but just sometimes.
Famous people named Maryam:
Olympic runner Maryam Yusef Jamal; actress Maryam d’Abo; Pakistani politician Maryam Nawaz; mathematician (and first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal) Maryam Mirzakhani
The 2002 film Maryam features the story of an Iranian-born teenager raised in the New Jersey suburbs who considers herself a regular American until she’s faced with anti-Iranian sentiment.