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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #114 most popular

Similar Names
4.1m Mary (Hebrew)
537k Marie (French)
19k Mara (Hebrew)
19k Maura (Irish)
15k Mari (Hebrew)
7k Moira (Scottish)
1k Maree (American)
< 1k Maire (Irish)
< 1k Miri (Hebrew)
< 1k Mare (English)
< 1k Mairi (Scottish)
< 1k Meria (American)

What does the name "Maria" mean?

Maria (Latin): Of the Sea or Bitter

The name "Maria" is of Latin origin and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 23 other names that are similar to this one.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Airam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Maria". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Maria" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Maria? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 538,815 babies born with the name Maria in the United States. That's more than enough Marias to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 125 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Maria" was in 1964 with a total of 10,127 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marias)

According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Maria" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 329 babies in California have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 2,576 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Maria popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Maria in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Maria

Halle Berry

Halle Berry is an actress and former model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1989 to present. Halle was born in 1966 as Maria Halle Berry in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.


Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is a tennis biography. Maria was born in 1987 in Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.


Maria Ozawa

Maria Ozawa is an adult biography with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Maria was born in 1986 in Hokkaido, Japan.



Xuxa is a tv host, actress, singer, and businesswoman. Xuxa was born in 1963 as Maria da Graca Meneghel in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Cote was born in 1979 as Maria Jose de Pablo Fernandez in Santiago, Chile.


Marie Curie

Marie was born in 1867 as Maria Salomea Sklodowska in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, then part of Russian Empire.


Past life for Maria born Jun 27, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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