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539k
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since 1880

Maria

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #114 All Time
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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)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 125 125 0
1881 120 120 0
1882 121 121 0
1883 141 141 0
1884 190 190 0
1885 175 175 0
1886 180 180 0
1887 203 203 0
1888 239 239 0
1889 238 238 0
1890 247 247 0
1891 248 248 0
1892 301 301 0
1893 255 255 0
1894 309 309 0
1895 295 295 0
1896 312 312 0
1897 304 304 0
1898 329 329 0
1899 266 266 0
1900 389 389 0
1901 350 350 0
1902 331 331 0
1903 379 379 0
1904 393 393 0
1905 430 430 0
1906 389 389 0
1907 490 490 0
1908 480 480 0
1909 544 544 0
1910 621 621 0
1911 653 646 7
1912 835 828 7
1913 918 909 9
1914 1,125 1,117 8
1915 1,302 1,286 16
1916 1,276 1,261 15
1917 1,451 1,441 10
1918 1,550 1,543 7
1919 1,697 1,677 20
1920 1,958 1,936 22
1921 2,057 2,028 29
1922 1,953 1,928 25
1923 2,020 1,999 21
1924 2,315 2,290 25
1925 2,391 2,358 33
1926 2,376 2,350 26
1927 2,642 2,592 50
1928 2,599 2,561 38
1929 2,576 2,534 42 #100 girl name
1930 2,596 2,541 55 #99 girl name
1931 2,222 2,185 37
1932 2,073 2,042 31
1933 1,890 1,860 30
1934 2,017 1,992 25
1935 2,033 1,991 42
1936 2,009 1,980 29
1937 1,979 1,954 25
1938 2,043 2,008 35
1939 2,117 2,078 39
1940 2,170 2,136 34
1941 2,498 2,468 30
1942 2,852 2,817 35 #97 girl name
1943 2,889 2,864 25
1944 3,378 3,361 17 #80 girl name
1945 3,337 3,308 29 #86 girl name
1946 3,988 3,962 26 #88 girl name
1947 4,739 4,710 29 #79 girl name
1948 4,849 4,813 36 #75 girl name
1949 5,165 5,121 44 #72 girl name
1950 5,102 5,077 25 #73 girl name
1951 5,252 5,226 26 #75 girl name
1952 5,723 5,692 31 #72 girl name
1953 6,019 5,979 40 #68 girl name
1954 6,618 6,582 36 #65 girl name
1955 6,238 6,196 42 #69 girl name
1956 6,760 6,735 25 #73 girl name
1957 6,802 6,760 42 #71 girl name
1958 6,921 6,889 32 #66 girl name
1959 7,288 7,238 50 #62 girl name
1960 7,561 7,521 40 #59 girl name
1961 7,962 7,924 38 #57 girl name
1962 9,118 9,077 41 #49 girl name
1963 9,856 9,821 35 #43 girl name
1964 10,176 10,127 49 #41 girl name
1965 9,510 9,467 43 #46 girl name
1966 9,163 9,108 55 #44 girl name
1967 8,911 8,856 55 #42 girl name
1968 8,411 8,366 45 #41 girl name
1969 8,443 8,375 68 #40 girl name
1970 8,720 8,658 62 #39 girl name
1971 8,160 8,106 54 #37 girl name
1972 7,748 7,689 59 #32 girl name
1973 7,696 7,632 64 #31 girl name
1974 7,829 7,769 60 #31 girl name
1975 7,590 7,512 78 #31 girl name
1976 7,396 7,337 59 #34 girl name
1977 7,130 7,074 56 #36 girl name
1978 7,075 7,010 65 #36 girl name
1979 7,408 7,322 86 #37 girl name
1980 7,930 7,856 74 #36 girl name
1981 7,762 7,671 91 #40 girl name
1982 7,454 7,338 116 #42 girl name
1983 6,910 6,838 72 #43 girl name
1984 6,200 6,114 86 #50 girl name
1985 6,099 6,005 94 #52 girl name
1986 6,222 6,126 96 #49 girl name
1987 5,764 5,667 97 #53 girl name
1988 5,801 5,701 100 #60 girl name
1989 6,443 6,332 111 #56 girl name
1990 7,284 7,181 103 #47 girl name
1991 7,218 7,125 93 #45 girl name
1992 7,138 7,079 59 #45 girl name
1993 7,033 6,968 65 #45 girl name
1994 6,793 6,752 41 #47 girl name
1995 7,042 6,995 47 #44 girl name
1996 7,628 7,593 35 #37 girl name
1997 7,348 7,311 37 #38 girl name
1998 6,835 6,812 23 #43 girl name
1999 7,058 7,028 30 #39 girl name
2000 6,867 6,851 16 #41 girl name
2001 6,852 6,837 15 #41 girl name
2002 6,406 6,381 25 #40 girl name
2003 6,105 6,086 19 #42 girl name
2004 5,779 5,750 29 #42 girl name
2005 5,617 5,591 26 #46 girl name
2006 5,606 5,593 13 #46 girl name
2007 5,130 5,116 14 #53 girl name
2008 4,594 4,581 13 #63 girl name
2009 4,144 4,130 14 #70 girl name
2010 3,426 3,413 13 #86 girl name
2011 3,220 3,213 7 #92 girl name
2012 3,033 3,027 6
2013 2,810 2,805 5
2014 2,746 2,740 6

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Maria" ranks #75 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 137 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2003. Across the entire United States a total of 6,105 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Maria" mean? The list below shows the origins of Maria as well as things modernly associated with the name Maria such as celebrities named Maria.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Maria

The name "Maria" is of Latin origin, and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Halle Berry

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

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Maria Sharapova

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

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Maria Ozawa

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

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Xuxa

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.

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Cote de Pablo

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

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Marie Curie

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

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Airam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aarmi". 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.

Past life for Maria born Jan 21, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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