Miriam: baby girl name meaning and popularity


The original Hebrew form of Mary, this name’s meaning remains debatable. With theories that include “sea of sorrow,” “rebellion,” and “wished-for child,” we think we know which one you’ll go with.


Mira, Miri, Mimi.

Famous people named Miriam:

South African singer Miriam Makeba; Albanian singer/songwriter and TV host Miriam Cani; Canadian actress Miriam McDonald; English-Australian actress Miriam Margolyes; Olympic runner Miriam Siderenski.

Fun fact:

Spelling variants include Myriam in French and Mirjam in German.

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