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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)
1k Maree (American)
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How popular is the name "Mary" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18807,0927,06527#1 girl name
18816,9486,91929#1 girl name
18828,1788,14830#1 girl name
18838,0448,01232#1 girl name
18849,2539,21736#1 girl name
18859,1669,12838#1 girl name
18869,9229,89032#1 girl name
18879,9359,88847#1 girl name
188811,80411,75450#1 girl name
188911,68911,64841#1 girl name
189012,11312,07835#1 girl name
189111,74211,70339#1 girl name
189213,22313,17350#1 girl name
189312,83912,78455#1 girl name
189413,19913,15148#1 girl name
189513,49313,44647#1 girl name
189613,86813,81157#1 girl name
189713,47613,41363#1 girl name
189814,45614,40650#1 girl name
189913,22213,17250#1 girl name
190016,78216,70775#1 girl name
190113,19413,13658#1 girl name
190214,54214,48656#1 girl name
190314,33814,27563#1 girl name
190415,02014,96258#1 girl name
190516,13516,06768#1 girl name
190616,44616,37076#1 girl name
190717,65017,58070#1 girl name
190818,74518,66679#1 girl name
190919,33919,25980#1 girl name
191022,94722,84899#1 girl name
191124,48824,39098#1 girl name
191232,42132,303118#1 girl name
191336,76736,641126#1 girl name
191445,47145,344127#1 girl name
191558,34658,187159#1 girl name
191661,60161,437164#1 girl name
191764,43964,280159#1 girl name
191867,53967,370169#1 girl name
191965,99565,840155#1 girl name
192071,17170,976195#1 girl name
192174,17273,985187#1 girl name
192272,35772,171186#1 girl name
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193064,47464,134340#1 girl name
193160,61960,293326#1 girl name
193260,20159,871330#1 girl name
193355,80955,493316#1 girl name
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193555,34355,067276#1 girl name
193654,65654,363293#1 girl name
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193856,49556,211284#1 girl name
193955,17254,900272#1 girl name
194056,49856,195303#1 girl name
194158,34658,031315#1 girl name
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194462,71562,463252#1 girl name
194559,48259,284198#1 girl name
194667,64967,463186#1 girl name
194771,86871,684184#2 girl name
194868,75968,595164#2 girl name
194967,03266,862170#2 girl name
195065,57965,460119#2 girl name
195165,85065,689161#2 girl name
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195364,48364,337146#1 girl name
195468,17068,001169#1 girl name
195563,30963,160149#1 girl name
195661,89461,751143#1 girl name
195761,28061,096184#1 girl name
195855,99155,850141#1 girl name
195954,64354,473170#1 girl name
196051,64851,479169#1 girl name
196147,83447,667167#1 girl name
196243,65543,497158#2 girl name
196341,68441,548136#2 girl name
196441,12040,986134#2 girl name
196534,40634,270136#2 girl name
196628,99228,884108#3 girl name
196725,44125,314127#4 girl name
196821,82321,722101#6 girl name
196919,95919,851108#8 girl name
197019,30019,20199#9 girl name
197116,78416,69886#9 girl name
197213,83613,76274#13 girl name
197312,37512,32154#14 girl name
197411,81111,75061#13 girl name
197511,03010,96466#19 girl name
197610,38810,32662#22 girl name
197710,71310,66152#21 girl name
197810,10810,04761#24 girl name
197910,61910,55465#24 girl name
198011,52511,47352#25 girl name
198111,10411,03767#27 girl name
198210,92310,85073#30 girl name
19839,9509,89357#32 girl name
19849,3449,28856#33 girl name
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19868,5508,50347#37 girl name
19878,4648,39569#37 girl name
19888,5568,50848#34 girl name
19898,7168,64274#38 girl name
19908,7098,66445#35 girl name
19918,7888,75632#38 girl name
19928,4778,45225#36 girl name
19938,1288,11018#37 girl name
19947,7567,74610#37 girl name
19957,4467,43313#40 girl name
19966,9576,94215#44 girl name
19976,6396,62613#46 girl name
19986,4436,42914#45 girl name
19996,3706,35911#45 girl name
20006,1926,18210#46 girl name
20015,7375,72413#49 girl name
20025,4625,45012#51 girl name
20035,0185,0099#59 girl name
20044,8344,80331#62 girl name
20054,4574,44710#72 girl name
20064,0914,08110#81 girl name
20073,6833,67310#93 girl name
20083,4903,4900#96 girl name
20093,1543,1540
20102,8622,8620
20112,7012,7010
20122,5712,5656
20132,6322,6320
20142,6162,6115

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 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mary" ranks #38 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 177 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of 11,525 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 able, for you surely are.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

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 "Rmya". 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.

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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Mary

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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Past life for Mary born Mar 15, 2005

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 USA South-West approximately on 775. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

Name poster for Mary

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