Mariam

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14k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
253
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mariam

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

Notable Persons Named Mariam

She holds the title Miss Lara 2015 and Miss Venezuela 2015. Mariam was given the name Mariam Habach Santucci on January 26th, 1996 in Barquisimeto.

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Mariam was born on November 3rd, 1987.

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Mariam Ghani is a multi-media artist, photographer, and filmmaker. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Mariam was born as the child of Ashraf Ghani and Rula Ghani in 1978 in New York City, United States.

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Mariam al-Mansouri is an aviator and uae major. Mariam was born in 1979 in Abu Dhabi.

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Mariam Petrosyan is a magic realism author. Mariam was born on August 10th, 1969 in Yerevan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mariam

Mengistu Haile Mariam is a Chairman of the Derg, Head of State of Ethiopia, President of Ethiopia, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ethiopia, List of Presidents of Ethiopia, and General Secretary of the Communist Party. Mengistu was born on May 21st, 1937 in Addis Ababa.

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Princess Mahisente Habte Mariam is royalty. She holds the title Princess of Ethiopia and Ethiopian Empire. Princess was born as the child of Ethiopian aristocratic and court titles on February 9th, 1937 in Nekemte.

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Mariam is a pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Mariam was born in Afghanistan. Mariam is also known as مريم وفا (Persian).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 5 0
1883 6 6 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 6 6 0
1892 6 6 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 7 7 0
1897 9 9 0
1898 8 8 0
1899 9 9 0
1900 14 14 0
1902 9 9 0
1903 10 10 0
1904 5 5 0
1905 7 7 0
1906 15 15 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 16 16 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 13 13 0
1911 15 15 0
1912 21 21 0
1913 35 35 0
1914 33 33 0
1915 54 54 0
1916 54 54 0
1917 58 58 0
1918 65 65 0
1919 62 62 0
1920 70 70 0
1921 61 61 0
1922 52 52 0
1923 71 71 0
1924 64 64 0
1925 59 59 0
1926 59 59 0
1927 60 60 0
1928 44 44 0
1929 49 49 0
1930 49 49 0
1931 32 32 0
1932 50 50 0
1933 31 31 0
1934 29 29 0
1935 27 27 0
1936 28 28 0
1937 37 37 0
1938 33 33 0
1939 33 33 0
1940 25 25 0
1941 32 32 0
1942 16 16 0
1943 33 33 0
1944 25 25 0
1945 23 23 0
1946 22 22 0
1947 31 31 0
1948 20 20 0
1949 21 21 0
1950 26 26 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 33 33 0
1953 27 27 0
1954 33 33 0
1955 23 23 0
1956 31 31 0
1957 23 23 0
1958 21 21 0
1959 21 21 0
1960 23 23 0
1961 39 39 0
1962 28 28 0
1963 42 42 0
1964 29 29 0
1965 35 35 0
1966 32 32 0
1967 28 28 0
1968 36 36 0
1969 49 49 0
1970 28 28 0
1971 45 45 0
1972 32 32 0
1973 40 40 0
1974 37 37 0
1975 36 36 0
1976 52 52 0
1977 47 47 0
1978 49 49 0
1979 69 69 0
1980 86 86 0
1981 85 85 0
1982 100 100 0
1983 99 99 0
1984 103 103 0
1985 112 112 0
1986 100 100 0
1987 119 119 0
1988 133 133 0
1989 145 140 5
1990 159 159 0
1991 192 192 0
1992 211 211 0
1993 184 184 0
1994 206 206 0
1995 198 198 0
1996 247 247 0
1997 257 257 0
1998 290 290 0
1999 301 301 0
2000 349 349 0
2001 367 367 0
2002 377 377 0
2003 407 407 0
2004 404 404 0
2005 459 459 0
2006 410 410 0
2007 422 422 0
2008 441 441 0
2009 441 441 0
2010 475 475 0
2011 419 419 0
2012 458 458 0
2013 463 463 0
2014 538 538 0
2015 547 547 0
2016 566 566 0

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Popularity of Mariam as a first name

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Popularity of Mariam as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mariam U.S.
  White 33.20% 64.26%
  African American 35.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mariam

People with the last name Mariam are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mariam

  • How Popular is the name Mariam? Mariam is the 2,079th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mariam was the 76,029th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mariam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,656 babies born with the first name Mariam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mariam to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mariam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mariam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mariam is Saturday, August 31st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Mariam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mariam was in 2016 with a total of 566 babies.
  • Random Mariam Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mariam is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Mariam: Your name in reverse order is Mairam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ramaim. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mariam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 253 people with the last name Mariam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mariam? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mariam as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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