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Maria

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #115 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)
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< 1k Mare (English)
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How popular is the baby 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 2,392 2,359 33
1926 2,376 2,350 26
1927 2,641 2,591 50
1928 2,600 2,562 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 2,018 1,993 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 2,116 2,077 39
1940 2,171 2,137 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 3,338 3,309 29 #86 girl name
1946 3,988 3,962 26 #88 girl name
1947 4,739 4,710 29 #79 girl name
1948 4,850 4,814 36 #75 girl name
1949 5,161 5,117 44 #72 girl name
1950 5,104 5,079 25 #73 girl name
1951 5,253 5,227 26 #75 girl name
1952 5,724 5,693 31 #72 girl name
1953 6,023 5,983 40 #68 girl name
1954 6,618 6,582 36 #65 girl name
1955 6,241 6,199 42 #69 girl name
1956 6,760 6,735 25 #73 girl name
1957 6,805 6,763 42 #71 girl name
1958 6,924 6,892 32 #65 girl name
1959 7,289 7,239 50 #62 girl name
1960 7,566 7,526 40 #59 girl name
1961 7,966 7,928 38 #57 girl name
1962 9,120 9,079 41 #49 girl name
1963 9,856 9,821 35 #43 girl name
1964 10,178 10,129 49 #41 girl name
1965 9,510 9,467 43 #46 girl name
1966 9,165 9,110 55 #44 girl name
1967 8,912 8,857 55 #42 girl name
1968 8,413 8,368 45 #41 girl name
1969 8,449 8,381 68 #40 girl name
1970 8,724 8,662 62 #39 girl name
1971 8,164 8,110 54 #37 girl name
1972 7,752 7,693 59 #32 girl name
1973 7,697 7,633 64 #31 girl name
1974 7,832 7,772 60 #31 girl name
1975 7,593 7,515 78 #31 girl name
1976 7,397 7,338 59 #34 girl name
1977 7,131 7,075 56 #36 girl name
1978 7,074 7,009 65 #36 girl name
1979 7,411 7,325 86 #37 girl name
1980 7,931 7,857 74 #36 girl name
1981 7,763 7,672 91 #40 girl name
1982 7,458 7,342 116 #42 girl name
1983 6,915 6,843 72 #43 girl name
1984 6,203 6,117 86 #50 girl name
1985 6,098 6,004 94 #52 girl name
1986 6,223 6,127 96 #49 girl name
1987 5,766 5,669 97 #53 girl name
1988 5,802 5,702 100 #60 girl name
1989 6,443 6,332 111 #56 girl name
1990 7,284 7,181 103 #47 girl name
1991 7,219 7,126 93 #45 girl name
1992 7,140 7,081 59 #45 girl name
1993 7,034 6,969 65 #45 girl name
1994 6,794 6,753 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 6,837 6,814 23 #43 girl name
1999 7,058 7,028 30 #39 girl name
2000 6,867 6,851 16 #41 girl name
2001 6,853 6,838 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 5,618 5,592 26 #46 girl name
2006 5,607 5,594 13 #46 girl name
2007 5,132 5,118 14 #53 girl name
2008 4,596 4,583 13 #63 girl name
2009 4,145 4,131 14 #70 girl name
2010 3,428 3,415 13 #86 girl name
2011 3,222 3,215 7 #92 girl name
2012 3,035 3,029 6
2013 2,812 2,807 5
2014 2,763 2,757 6
2015 2,809 2,803 6

Want to know about the popularity of the Maria baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 541,746 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 10,129 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marias)

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Maria" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 2,392 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.

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.

Maria Sharapova

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

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Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos is an actress, journalist, television presenter, and professional wrestler with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Maria was born in 1978 in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Maria Bello

Maria Bello is an actress, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Maria was born in 1967 as Maria Elena Bello in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver is an officeholder. Maria was born in 1955 as Maria Owings Shriver in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Maria Callas

Maria was born in 1923.

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Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo is a journalist, columnist, and news anchor. Maria was born in 1967 as Maria Sara Bartiromo in Brooklyn, New York.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Maria

Maria Altmann
Maria Cantwell
Maria Bamford
Maria Brink

Alternative Meanings

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Your name in reverse order is "Airam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Riaam". 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 Sep 2, 1941

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 Greece approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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