Names.org

Tip: Try the names of friends, pets, celebrities, and fictional characters

First Name
542k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Maria

Girls
Boys
First
Last
Similar Names
Nicknames and Given Names for Maria

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 125 125 0
1881 120 120 0
1882 121 121 0
1883 141 141 0
1884 190 190 0
1885 175 175 0
1886 180 180 0
1887 203 203 0
1888 239 239 0
1889 238 238 0
1890 247 247 0
1891 248 248 0
1892 301 301 0
1893 255 255 0
1894 309 309 0
1895 295 295 0
1896 312 312 0
1897 304 304 0
1898 329 329 0
1899 266 266 0
1900 389 389 0
1901 350 350 0
1902 331 331 0
1903 379 379 0
1904 393 393 0
1905 430 430 0
1906 389 389 0
1907 490 490 0
1908 480 480 0
1909 544 544 0
1910 621 621 0
1911 653 646 7
1912 835 828 7
1913 918 909 9
1914 1,125 1,117 8
1915 1,302 1,286 16
1916 1,276 1,261 15
1917 1,451 1,441 10
1918 1,550 1,543 7
1919 1,697 1,677 20
1920 1,958 1,936 22
1921 2,057 2,028 29
1922 1,953 1,928 25
1923 2,020 1,999 21
1924 2,315 2,290 25
1925 2,392 2,359 33
1926 2,376 2,350 26
1927 2,641 2,591 50
1928 2,600 2,562 38
1929 2,576 2,534 42 #100 girl name
1930 2,596 2,541 55 #99 girl name
1931 2,222 2,185 37
1932 2,073 2,042 31
1933 1,890 1,860 30
1934 2,018 1,993 25
1935 2,033 1,991 42
1936 2,009 1,980 29
1937 1,979 1,954 25
1938 2,043 2,008 35
1939 2,116 2,077 39
1940 2,171 2,137 34
1941 2,498 2,468 30
1942 2,852 2,817 35 #97 girl name
1943 2,889 2,864 25
1944 3,378 3,361 17 #80 girl name
1945 3,338 3,309 29 #86 girl name
1946 3,988 3,962 26 #88 girl name
1947 4,739 4,710 29 #79 girl name
1948 4,850 4,814 36 #75 girl name
1949 5,161 5,117 44 #72 girl name
1950 5,104 5,079 25 #73 girl name
1951 5,253 5,227 26 #75 girl name
1952 5,724 5,693 31 #72 girl name
1953 6,023 5,983 40 #68 girl name
1954 6,618 6,582 36 #65 girl name
1955 6,241 6,199 42 #69 girl name
1956 6,760 6,735 25 #73 girl name
1957 6,805 6,763 42 #71 girl name
1958 6,924 6,892 32 #65 girl name
1959 7,289 7,239 50 #62 girl name
1960 7,566 7,526 40 #59 girl name
1961 7,966 7,928 38 #57 girl name
1962 9,120 9,079 41 #49 girl name
1963 9,856 9,821 35 #43 girl name
1964 10,178 10,129 49 #41 girl name
1965 9,510 9,467 43 #46 girl name
1966 9,165 9,110 55 #44 girl name
1967 8,912 8,857 55 #42 girl name
1968 8,413 8,368 45 #41 girl name
1969 8,449 8,381 68 #40 girl name
1970 8,724 8,662 62 #39 girl name
1971 8,164 8,110 54 #37 girl name
1972 7,752 7,693 59 #32 girl name
1973 7,697 7,633 64 #31 girl name
1974 7,832 7,772 60 #31 girl name
1975 7,593 7,515 78 #31 girl name
1976 7,397 7,338 59 #34 girl name
1977 7,131 7,075 56 #36 girl name
1978 7,074 7,009 65 #36 girl name
1979 7,411 7,325 86 #37 girl name
1980 7,931 7,857 74 #36 girl name
1981 7,763 7,672 91 #40 girl name
1982 7,458 7,342 116 #42 girl name
1983 6,915 6,843 72 #43 girl name
1984 6,203 6,117 86 #50 girl name
1985 6,098 6,004 94 #52 girl name
1986 6,223 6,127 96 #49 girl name
1987 5,766 5,669 97 #53 girl name
1988 5,802 5,702 100 #60 girl name
1989 6,443 6,332 111 #56 girl name
1990 7,284 7,181 103 #47 girl name
1991 7,219 7,126 93 #45 girl name
1992 7,140 7,081 59 #45 girl name
1993 7,034 6,969 65 #45 girl name
1994 6,794 6,753 41 #47 girl name
1995 7,042 6,995 47 #44 girl name
1996 7,628 7,593 35 #37 girl name
1997 7,348 7,311 37 #38 girl name
1998 6,837 6,814 23 #43 girl name
1999 7,058 7,028 30 #39 girl name
2000 6,867 6,851 16 #41 girl name
2001 6,853 6,838 15 #41 girl name
2002 6,406 6,381 25 #40 girl name
2003 6,105 6,086 19 #42 girl name
2004 5,779 5,750 29 #42 girl name
2005 5,618 5,592 26 #46 girl name
2006 5,607 5,594 13 #46 girl name
2007 5,132 5,118 14 #53 girl name
2008 4,596 4,583 13 #63 girl name
2009 4,145 4,131 14 #70 girl name
2010 3,428 3,415 13 #86 girl name
2011 3,222 3,215 7 #92 girl name
2012 3,035 3,029 6
2013 2,812 2,807 5
2014 2,763 2,757 6
2015 2,809 2,803 6

Fun Facts about the name Maria

  • How many people with the first name Maria have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 541,746 babies born with the first name Maria in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maria to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maria? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 125 new born babies.
  • When was Maria first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maria is Tuesday, November 6th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Maria born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maria was in 1964 with a total of 10,129 babies. That's a lot of babies named Maria!
  • Random Maria Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maria ranks 40th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 152 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Maria: Your name in reverse order is Airam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rmiaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maria? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,500 people with the last name Maria.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maria? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Maria as their last name.
Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Maria popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Maria as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Maria as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in Texas, New Mexico, or Arizona.

Popularity of Maria as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Maria as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, California, or Massachusetts.

Common last names for Maria

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Rivera
  • Sanchez
  • Torres
  • Ramirez
  • Diaz
  • Flores
  • Ortiz
  • Fernandez
  • Gomez
  • Ramos
  • Morales
  • Cruz
  • Reyes

Common first names for Maria

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maria U.S.
  White 31.93% 64.26%
  African American 1.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 58.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maria

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

Entire United States

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Maria

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun maria
Senses
  1. [Astron] Plural form of mare, a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon.
  2. [Bot] A valuable timber tree of Panama.
    synonyms: Calophyllum longifolium.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
  2. Valuable timber tree of Panama

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular English Mary.

  1. A female given name.

    Maria was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Gothic, Hawaiian, Italian, Latin, Norman, Norwegian, Old Saxon, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, and Vietnamese

    Notable Persons With the Name Maria

    Marie Skłodowska Curie

    Marie Skłodowska Curie was a famous person. Marie was given the name Maria Salomea Skłodowska on November 7th, 1867 in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, then part of Russian Empire. She breathed her last breath on July 4th, 1934.

    Popularity:

    Charo

    Charo is an actress, singer, and classical guitarist. She was most active from 1963 to present. Charo was given the name María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza on March 13th, 1941 in Murcia.

    Popularity:

    Halle Berry

    Halle Berry is an actor, model (people), film producer, actress, and model. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Halle was given the name Maria Halle Berry on August 14th, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

    Popularity:

    Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova is a tennis player. She has been prominent since 2001. Maria was born on April 19th, 1987.

    Popularity:

    Mia Farrow

    Mia Farrow is an actress and activist. She was most active from 1959 to present. Mia was given the name María de Lourdes Villiers Farrow by her parents John Farrow and Maureen O'Sullivan on February 9th, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    Popularity:

    Maria Bello

    Maria Bello is an actress, producer, and writer. She was most active from 1992 to present. Maria was given the name Maria Elena Bello on April 18th, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Popularity:
    • Maria Shriver
      (First Lady of California)
    • Coté de Pablo
      (actor)
    • Lea Salonga
      (singing)
    • Maria Kanellis
      (wrestler)
    • Maria Theresa of Spain
      (royalty)
    • Maria Theresia Walburga Amalia Christina
      (royalty)
    • Maria Bamford
      (comedian)
    • Pauline Einstein
      (scientific utility salesman)
    • Maria Menounos
      (actress)
    • Maria Schneider
      (actress)
    • Maria von Trapp
      (leading somebody)
    • Maria Montessori
      (physician)
    • Maria Feodorovna
      (royalty)
    • Carmen Miranda
      (singer)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Maria

    Dulce María

    Dulce María is a latin pop and pop musician. She has been prominent since 1990. Dulce was given the name Dulce María Espinosa Saviñón on December 6th, 1985 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Popularity:

    Ángel Di María

    Ángel Di María is a soccer player for the Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Rosario Central, S.L. Benfica, Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United F.C., Argentina national under-20 football team, Argentina national under-23 football team, and Argentina national football team. Ángel was born on February 14th, 1988 in Rosario, Argentina.

    Popularity:

    Cara Santa Maria

    Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, producer, journalist, podcaster, television host, neuroscientist, and science communication. Cara was given the name Cara Louise Santa Maria on October 19th, 1983 in Plano, Texas. Cara is also known as Santa Maria and Cara Louise.

    Popularity:

    Juana Maria

    Juana Maria was an important human. Juana was born in 1811 in San Nicolas Island. She left this life on October 19th, 1853.

    Popularity:

    Rakesh Maria

    Rakesh Maria is a famous person. Rakesh was born on January 19th, 1957.

    Popularity:

    Queen consort of Yugoslavia Maria

    Queen consort of Yugoslavia Maria was royalty. She holds the title Queen consort of Yugoslavia. She was most active from 1929 to 1934. Queen was born as the child of Ferdinand I of Romania and Marie of Romania on January 6th, 1900 in Gotha. She died on June 22nd, 1961.

    Popularity:

    What does the name Maria mean?

    Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

    Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

    Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

    Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

    Ais for activities, for you have many.

    Name poster for Maria

    Name poster for Maria(click to save the high quality version)

    Most Popular Names

    Also see our other name lists.

    Names Searched Right Now

    6k Lucie
    21k Presley
    <100 Nerreza
    967k Lisa
    <100 Okelberry
    <100 Rushni
    <100 Astral
    <100 Emzara
    477k Grace
    <100 Shahayla
    <100 Heathman
    <100 Khairani
    239k Edwin
    20k Aisha
    125k Cora
    <100 Etu
    2.4m Charles
    <100 Nylsa
    <100 Aljohn
    554k Alice