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Mari

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15k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mari

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis
  2. A member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Eastern Mari мари (mari, “Mari language term for the Mari”).

  1. A Volga-Finnic people in the Volga region.
  2. A Finno-Ugric language spoken by the Mari people.
  3. Meadow Mari, Eastern Mari

    Mari was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Estonian, Finnish, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Mari

    Mari Okada is a writer. Mari was born in Chichibu, Saitama, Japan.

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    Mari Wilson is a pop music and jazz musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1980. Mari was born on September 29th, 1954. Mari is also known as Miss Beehive and Neasden Queen of Soul.

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    Mari Iijima is a j-pop, pop music, and synthpop singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Mari was born on May 18th, 1963.

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    Mari was born on April 13th, 1927 in Long Beach, California. She breathed her last breath on May 10th, 1970.

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    Mari Boine is a yoik, folk rock, jazz, rock, and joik musician. Mari was given the name Mari Boine Olsen on November 8th, 1956 in Karasjok.

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    Mari Morrow is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). She was most active from 1990 to present. Mari was given the name Mari Kashana Morrow on February 18th, 1974 in Miami, Florida, U.S. Mari is also known as Mary Morrow, M.M., Morrow, and Mary.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mari

    Teairra Marí is a contemporary r&b and hip hop music singer-songwriter, dance, and actor. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Teairra was given the name Teairra María Thomas on December 2nd, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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    José Mari is a soccer player for the Sevilla FC, Sevilla Atlético, Atlético Madrid, A.C. Milan, Villarreal CF, Real Betis, Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Xerez CD, Spain national under-18 football team, Spain national under-21 football team, and Spain national under-23 football team. José was born on December 10th, 1978 in Seville.

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    Enzo was born Enzo Mari in 1932 in Novara.

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    Pablo Marí is a soccer player for the Gimnàstic de Tarragona, RCD Mallorca, and RCD Mallorca B. Pablo was born on August 31st, 1993 in Valencia, Spain. Pablo is also known as Marí Villar and Pablo.

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    Annu was given the name Vasanthidevi Sheth on May 20th, 1948 in Kobe.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1897 5 5 0
    1903 5 5 0
    1913 7 7 0
    1914 11 11 0
    1915 11 11 0
    1916 14 14 0
    1917 15 15 0
    1918 20 20 0
    1919 17 17 0
    1920 22 22 0
    1921 20 20 0
    1922 29 29 0
    1923 16 16 0
    1924 28 28 0
    1925 20 20 0
    1926 25 25 0
    1927 17 17 0
    1928 23 23 0
    1929 20 20 0
    1930 23 23 0
    1931 21 21 0
    1932 18 18 0
    1933 25 25 0
    1934 33 33 0
    1935 33 33 0
    1936 44 44 0
    1937 34 34 0
    1938 41 41 0
    1939 55 55 0
    1940 40 40 0
    1941 60 60 0
    1942 63 63 0
    1943 87 87 0
    1944 94 94 0
    1945 90 90 0
    1946 122 122 0
    1947 132 132 0
    1948 163 163 0
    1949 163 163 0
    1950 226 226 0
    1951 224 224 0
    1952 245 245 0
    1953 317 317 0
    1954 362 362 0
    1955 343 343 0
    1956 361 361 0
    1957 413 413 0
    1958 343 343 0
    1959 342 342 0
    1960 341 341 0
    1961 346 346 0
    1962 346 346 0
    1963 329 329 0
    1964 339 339 0
    1965 303 303 0
    1966 257 257 0
    1967 274 274 0
    1968 235 235 0
    1969 217 217 0
    1970 226 226 0
    1971 210 210 0
    1972 185 185 0
    1973 190 190 0
    1974 179 179 0
    1975 153 153 0
    1976 138 138 0
    1977 136 136 0
    1978 135 135 0
    1979 181 181 0
    1980 176 176 0
    1981 199 199 0
    1982 203 203 0
    1983 179 179 0
    1984 174 174 0
    1985 163 163 0
    1986 164 164 0
    1987 161 161 0
    1988 199 199 0
    1989 197 197 0
    1990 204 204 0
    1991 173 173 0
    1992 184 184 0
    1993 149 149 0
    1994 185 185 0
    1995 188 188 0
    1996 173 173 0
    1997 168 168 0
    1998 170 170 0
    1999 165 165 0
    2000 145 145 0
    2001 163 163 0
    2002 157 157 0
    2003 148 148 0
    2004 167 167 0
    2005 155 150 5
    2006 161 161 0
    2007 144 144 0
    2008 123 123 0
    2009 141 141 0
    2010 126 126 0
    2011 126 126 0
    2012 122 122 0
    2013 109 109 0
    2014 101 96 5
    2015 86 86 0
    2016 103 103 0

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    Popularity of Mari as a first name

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    Popularity of Mari as a last name

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    Common last names for Mari

    • Martin
    • Rodrig
    • Garcia
    • Smith
    • Hernan
    • Sanche
    • Jones
    • Flores
    • Ruiz
    • Davis
    • Kelly

    Common first names for Mari

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Mari U.S.
      White 66.24% 64.26%
      African American 2.65% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.57% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 20.76% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Mari

    People with the last name Mari are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Mari

    • How Popular is the name Mari? Mari is the 1,919th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mari was the 18,043rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Mari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,413 babies born with the first name Mari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mari to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Mari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mari is Sunday, June 4th, 1871.
    • What year had the most people named Mari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mari was in 1957 with a total of 413 babies.
    • Random Mari Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mari ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 13 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1985.
    • Weird things about the name Mari: Your name in reverse order is Iram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iarm. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Mari? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,546 people with the last name Mari.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mari? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mari as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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