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Popularity
4.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Mary

Gender: Girl. Ranked #5 most popular

Similar Names
539k Maria (Latin)
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 "Mary" mean?

Mary (Hebrew): Of the Sea or Bitter

The name "Mary" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 19 other names that are similar to this one.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Amyr". 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 "Mary" in the U.S.?



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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 first appeared 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 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mary" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 89 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 11,811 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 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!

Celebrities named Mary

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is an actress, voice actress, singer, film producer, and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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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Past life for Mary born Jul 1, 1931

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 Arctic approximately on 1475. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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

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