- a feminine name: dim. Mamie, Molly, Polly; masc. & fem. Marie, Marion; var. Mae, Maria, Marietta, Marilyn, May, Miriam; equiv. Ir. Maureen, Moira, Fr. Marie, Marion, Ger., It., & Sp. Maria, Pol. Marya
- mother of Jesus: Matt. 1:18-25: often referred to as the (Blessed) Virgin Mary, Saint Mary
- sister of Martha and Lazarus: Luke 10:38-42
- Mary Magdalene
Origin of MaryMiddle English Marie from Old English from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Maria from Classical Greek Maria, Mariam from Classical Hebrew (language) Miry?m or Aramaic Mary?m, literally , rebellion
- (Mary Tudor) 1516-58; queen of England (1553-58): daughter of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon: wife of Philip II of Spain
- 1662-94; queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-94), ruling jointly with her husband, William III: daughter of James II
fl. first century AD
Origin of MaryLate Latin Maria from Greek Maria, Mariam from Hebrew miryām rym
also Mary of Teck 1867-1953
- (gay slang, chiefly US) A male homosexual.
From Mary, female name.
- The given name was considered too sacred to use before the end of the 12th century. It was very popular from the 17th to the 20th century.
Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek ÎœÎ±ÏÎ¯Î± (Maria), ÎœÎ±ÏÎ¹Î¬Î¼ (Mariam), possibly from Aramaic ×ž×¨×™× (maryÄm, “bitter"), from a root ×ž×¨ (MR, “to be bitter"). The name corresponds to the Hebrew ×ž×¨×™× (MiryÄm), Old Testament Miriam. The meaning is much debated. Some argue it means mutiny, rebellion, disobedience from the Hebrew root ×ž×¨×™ (m-r-y).