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Baby Name Maria

Meaning of Maria - What does the name Maria means?
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: Portuguese
Name Meaning: A highly popular name, Maria is the Latin form of Mary, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryam, which is of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name, borne in the Bible by the virgin mother of Jesus, has become one of the most enduringly popular names in the Christian world. It is usually bestowed in reverence for the Virgin Mary and to bring the child under the special protection of the Mother of God. In Portugal the name was borne by two queens, the last being Maria II (1819-53), the mother of eleven children, including Pedro V (1837-61) and Luis I (1838-89)
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