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Baby Name Maria

Meaning of Maria - What does the name Maria means?
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: Spanish
Name Meaning: The most popular of Spanish Names, Maria is the Latinate form of Mary, which is from the Hebrew Miryam, a name 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 is bestowed in honor of the virgin mother of Christ. Because Maria is so popular, it is often bestowed in the form of a combination name to distinguish among individuals. It is not uncommon to have several Marias in the same family
Origins: View this name in other origins - American, Slovak, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Scandinavian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Finnish
Variants: Mareano, Mariae, Marian.
Shortened forms: Ria.
Pet forms: Chepa, Chulia, Malia, Malita, Man, Marica, Marichu, Mariquilla, Marucha
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