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106k
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since 1880

Miriam

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34k Mariana (Spanish)
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3k Mirian (American)

How popular is the baby name Miriam in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 28 28 0
1881 27 27 0
1882 40 40 0
1883 34 34 0
1884 45 45 0
1885 42 42 0
1886 56 56 0
1887 46 46 0
1888 64 64 0
1889 80 80 0
1890 83 83 0
1891 83 83 0
1892 88 88 0
1893 108 108 0
1894 152 152 0
1895 169 169 0
1896 169 169 0
1897 188 188 0
1898 176 176 0
1899 181 181 0
1900 214 214 0
1901 218 218 0
1902 200 200 0
1903 218 218 0
1904 227 227 0
1905 234 234 0
1906 273 273 0
1907 301 301 0
1908 342 342 0
1909 339 339 0
1910 368 368 0
1911 487 487 0
1912 686 686 0
1913 826 826 0
1914 981 981 0
1915 1,377 1,377 0
1916 1,460 1,460 0
1917 1,614 1,614 0
1918 1,714 1,708 6
1919 1,548 1,540 8
1920 1,744 1,744 0
1921 1,749 1,743 6
1922 1,639 1,639 0
1923 1,740 1,732 8
1924 1,833 1,833 0
1925 1,600 1,600 0
1926 1,511 1,511 0
1927 1,378 1,378 0
1928 1,250 1,250 0
1929 1,074 1,074 0
1930 1,057 1,052 5
1931 876 869 7
1932 914 904 10
1933 912 912 0
1934 824 818 6
1935 792 792 0
1936 769 769 0
1937 751 751 0
1938 768 768 0
1939 713 713 0
1940 736 736 0
1941 713 713 0
1942 705 705 0
1943 708 708 0
1944 710 710 0
1945 671 671 0
1946 699 699 0
1947 755 755 0
1948 698 698 0
1949 708 708 0
1950 841 841 0
1951 874 869 5
1952 911 911 0
1953 913 906 7
1954 1,045 1,045 0
1955 1,027 1,027 0
1956 1,043 1,043 0
1957 955 947 8
1958 1,003 996 7
1959 951 951 0
1960 1,053 1,053 0
1961 947 947 0
1962 990 990 0
1963 902 897 5
1964 855 855 0
1965 754 754 0
1966 666 666 0
1967 657 657 0
1968 659 653 6
1969 613 613 0
1970 655 655 0
1971 701 693 8
1972 575 570 5
1973 589 589 0
1974 605 597 8
1975 679 670 9
1976 625 618 7
1977 664 659 5
1978 613 613 0
1979 763 763 0
1980 778 778 0
1981 805 797 8
1982 816 810 6
1983 744 737 7
1984 793 786 7
1985 752 744 8
1986 762 755 7
1987 756 756 0
1988 738 733 5
1989 826 810 16
1990 980 980 0
1991 1,023 1,012 11
1992 1,072 1,057 15
1993 1,028 1,021 7
1994 1,023 1,023 0
1995 979 971 8
1996 1,015 1,000 15
1997 944 935 9
1998 987 987 0
1999 1,040 1,035 5
2000 1,151 1,151 0
2001 1,069 1,069 0
2002 1,105 1,100 5
2003 1,102 1,102 0
2004 1,193 1,193 0
2005 1,182 1,182 0
2006 1,149 1,149 0
2007 1,144 1,144 0
2008 1,092 1,092 0
2009 1,068 1,068 0
2010 1,076 1,076 0
2011 940 940 0
2012 1,042 1,042 0
2013 1,099 1,099 0
2014 1,066 1,066 0
2015 1,089 1,089 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Miriam baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 106,039 babies born with the name Miriam in the United States. That's more than enough Miriams to occupy the country of Grenada with an estimated population of 105,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 28 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Miriam" was in 1924 with a total of 1,833 babies. (That's a lot of baby Miriams)

According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Miriam" ranks #101 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 48 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1935. Across the entire United States a total of 792 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Miriam

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

Miriam McDonald

Miriam McDonald is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Miriam was born in 1987 as Miriam Katherine McDonald in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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Miriam Shor

Miriam Shor is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Miriam was born in 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Mimi Rogers

Mimi Rogers is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Mimi was born in 1956 as Miriam Spickler in Coral Gables, Florida, U.S. Religion: Scientology.

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Talisa Soto

Talisa Soto is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Talisa was born in 1967 as Miriam Talisa Soto in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1965 to present. Miriam was born in 1941 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

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Miriam Gonzalez

Miriam Gonzalez is a playboy playmate . Miriam was born in 1977 in Dzerzhinsk, Russia.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Miriam

Miriam Carey
Miriam Weeks
Miriam Makeba
Miriam Sapiro
Miriam Adelson
Miriam Martin Md

Alternative Meanings

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

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

M is for melody, the song of life.

Your name in reverse order is "Mairim". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mmiiar". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Miriam born Oct 11, 2003

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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 Southern Africa approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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