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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Meryem

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  • A user from New York, United States says the name Meryem is of Turkish origin and means "Mother of Jesus".

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From Arabic مَرْيَم (maryam).

  1. A female given name, equivalent to Mary and Miriam.

Notable Persons Named Meryem

Meryem Uzerli is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Meryem was born Meryem Uzerli on August 12th, 1983 in Kassel.


Meryem was born on April 24th, 1990 in Ethiopia.


Meryem was born on March 2nd, 1988 in Eskişehir, Turkey.


Meryem was born in 1976. She passed away on April 1st, 2002.


Meryem Koç is a soccer player for the Adana İdmanyurduspor, Turkey women's national under-19 football team, and Turkey women's national football team. Meryem was born on November 28th, 1996 in Antakya, Turkey.


Meryem Kaynar is an athlete for the Eskişehirspor (women).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Meryem

Princess Lalla Meryem is royalty. She holds the title Princess of Morocco and Morocco. Princess was born as the child of Hassan II of Morocco and Lalla Latifa on August 26th, 1962 in Rome.


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Popularity of Meryem as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Meryem

  • How Popular is the name Meryem? Meryem is the 19,249th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Meryem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 376 babies born with the first name Meryem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meryem to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meryem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Meryem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meryem is Tuesday, May 22nd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Meryem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meryem was in 2014 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Meryem Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meryem 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 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Meryem: Your name in reverse order is Meyrem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emyemr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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