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Popularity
4.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Mary

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #5 All Time
Girls
Boys
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539k Maria (Latin)
537k Marie (French)
19k Mara (Hebrew)
19k Maura (Irish)
15k Mari (Hebrew)
7k Moira (Scottish)
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How popular is the name "Mary" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 7,092 7,065 27 #1 girl name
1881 6,948 6,919 29 #1 girl name
1882 8,178 8,148 30 #1 girl name
1883 8,044 8,012 32 #1 girl name
1884 9,253 9,217 36 #1 girl name
1885 9,166 9,128 38 #1 girl name
1886 9,922 9,890 32 #1 girl name
1887 9,935 9,888 47 #1 girl name
1888 11,804 11,754 50 #1 girl name
1889 11,689 11,648 41 #1 girl name
1890 12,113 12,078 35 #1 girl name
1891 11,742 11,703 39 #1 girl name
1892 13,223 13,173 50 #1 girl name
1893 12,839 12,784 55 #1 girl name
1894 13,199 13,151 48 #1 girl name
1895 13,493 13,446 47 #1 girl name
1896 13,868 13,811 57 #1 girl name
1897 13,476 13,413 63 #1 girl name
1898 14,456 14,406 50 #1 girl name
1899 13,222 13,172 50 #1 girl name
1900 16,782 16,707 75 #1 girl name
1901 13,194 13,136 58 #1 girl name
1902 14,542 14,486 56 #1 girl name
1903 14,338 14,275 63 #1 girl name
1904 15,020 14,962 58 #1 girl name
1905 16,135 16,067 68 #1 girl name
1906 16,446 16,370 76 #1 girl name
1907 17,650 17,580 70 #1 girl name
1908 18,745 18,666 79 #1 girl name
1909 19,339 19,259 80 #1 girl name
1910 22,947 22,848 99 #1 girl name
1911 24,488 24,390 98 #1 girl name
1912 32,421 32,303 118 #1 girl name
1913 36,767 36,641 126 #1 girl name
1914 45,471 45,344 127 #1 girl name
1915 58,346 58,187 159 #1 girl name
1916 61,601 61,437 164 #1 girl name
1917 64,439 64,280 159 #1 girl name
1918 67,539 67,370 169 #1 girl name
1919 65,995 65,840 155 #1 girl name
1920 71,171 70,976 195 #1 girl name
1921 74,172 73,985 187 #1 girl name
1922 72,357 72,171 186 #1 girl name
1923 71,837 71,634 203 #1 girl name
1924 73,750 73,527 223 #1 girl name
1925 70,862 70,601 261 #1 girl name
1926 68,095 67,823 272 #1 girl name
1927 70,914 70,632 282 #1 girl name
1928 67,160 66,866 294 #1 girl name
1929 63,835 63,508 327 #1 girl name
1930 64,474 64,134 340 #1 girl name
1931 60,619 60,293 326 #1 girl name
1932 60,201 59,871 330 #1 girl name
1933 55,809 55,493 316 #1 girl name
1934 57,221 56,918 303 #1 girl name
1935 55,343 55,067 276 #1 girl name
1936 54,656 54,363 293 #1 girl name
1937 55,928 55,640 288 #1 girl name
1938 56,495 56,211 284 #1 girl name
1939 55,172 54,900 272 #1 girl name
1940 56,498 56,195 303 #1 girl name
1941 58,346 58,031 315 #1 girl name
1942 63,514 63,238 276 #1 girl name
1943 66,425 66,171 254 #1 girl name
1944 62,715 62,463 252 #1 girl name
1945 59,482 59,284 198 #1 girl name
1946 67,649 67,463 186 #1 girl name
1947 71,868 71,684 184 #2 girl name
1948 68,759 68,595 164 #2 girl name
1949 67,032 66,862 170 #2 girl name
1950 65,579 65,460 119 #2 girl name
1951 65,850 65,689 161 #2 girl name
1952 65,839 65,681 158 #2 girl name
1953 64,483 64,337 146 #1 girl name
1954 68,170 68,001 169 #1 girl name
1955 63,309 63,160 149 #1 girl name
1956 61,894 61,751 143 #1 girl name
1957 61,280 61,096 184 #1 girl name
1958 55,991 55,850 141 #1 girl name
1959 54,643 54,473 170 #1 girl name
1960 51,648 51,479 169 #1 girl name
1961 47,834 47,667 167 #1 girl name
1962 43,655 43,497 158 #2 girl name
1963 41,684 41,548 136 #2 girl name
1964 41,120 40,986 134 #2 girl name
1965 34,406 34,270 136 #2 girl name
1966 28,992 28,884 108 #3 girl name
1967 25,441 25,314 127 #4 girl name
1968 21,823 21,722 101 #6 girl name
1969 19,959 19,851 108 #8 girl name
1970 19,300 19,201 99 #9 girl name
1971 16,784 16,698 86 #9 girl name
1972 13,836 13,762 74 #13 girl name
1973 12,375 12,321 54 #14 girl name
1974 11,811 11,750 61 #13 girl name
1975 11,030 10,964 66 #19 girl name
1976 10,388 10,326 62 #22 girl name
1977 10,713 10,661 52 #21 girl name
1978 10,108 10,047 61 #24 girl name
1979 10,619 10,554 65 #24 girl name
1980 11,525 11,473 52 #25 girl name
1981 11,104 11,037 67 #27 girl name
1982 10,923 10,850 73 #30 girl name
1983 9,950 9,893 57 #32 girl name
1984 9,344 9,288 56 #33 girl name
1985 9,306 9,239 67 #35 girl name
1986 8,550 8,503 47 #37 girl name
1987 8,464 8,395 69 #37 girl name
1988 8,556 8,508 48 #34 girl name
1989 8,716 8,642 74 #38 girl name
1990 8,709 8,664 45 #35 girl name
1991 8,788 8,756 32 #38 girl name
1992 8,477 8,452 25 #36 girl name
1993 8,128 8,110 18 #37 girl name
1994 7,756 7,746 10 #37 girl name
1995 7,446 7,433 13 #40 girl name
1996 6,957 6,942 15 #44 girl name
1997 6,639 6,626 13 #46 girl name
1998 6,443 6,429 14 #45 girl name
1999 6,370 6,359 11 #45 girl name
2000 6,192 6,182 10 #46 girl name
2001 5,737 5,724 13 #49 girl name
2002 5,462 5,450 12 #51 girl name
2003 5,018 5,009 9 #59 girl name
2004 4,834 4,803 31 #62 girl name
2005 4,457 4,447 10 #72 girl name
2006 4,091 4,081 10 #81 girl name
2007 3,683 3,673 10 #93 girl name
2008 3,490 3,490 0 #96 girl name
2009 3,154 3,154 0
2010 2,862 2,862 0
2011 2,701 2,701 0
2012 2,571 2,565 6
2013 2,632 2,632 0
2014 2,616 2,611 5

Want to know about the populiarty of Mary? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,130,441 babies born with the name Mary in the United States. That's more than enough Maries to occupy the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina with an estimated population of 3,839,737 (as of June 30, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 7,092 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Mary" was in 1921 with a total of 73,985 babies. (That's a lot of baby Maries)

According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mary" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 259 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1927. Across the entire United States a total of 70,914 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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Where is the name Mary popular?

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Mary

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

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is an actress, voice actress, singer, and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Meryl was born in 1949 as Mary Louise Streep in Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

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Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Elle was born in 1998 as Mary Elle Fanning in Conyers, Georgia, U.S.

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Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Rose was born in 1979 as Mary Rose Byrne in Balmain, New South Wales, Australia.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Mary was born in 1984 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.

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Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1969 to 2009. Farrah was born in 1947 as Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.

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Bo Derek

Bo Derek is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Bo was born in 1956 as Mary Cathleen Collins in Long Beach, California, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

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

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for rational, the way you think.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ramy". 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 Mary born Apr 17, 2009

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 USA South-Central approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

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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