Worldwide popularity rank for Maria is #1
Spanish 41.1%, Russian 19.1%, Portuguese 16.2%
GenderTotal checked: 1703321 individuals. [+]
Online profiles: 98% females, 2% males, 433395 total
Texas marriage records: 100% females, 0% males, 209454 total
UK records: 100% females, 0% males, 17331 total
US records: 100% females, 0% males, 1041033 total
Turkey records: 100% females, 0% males, 2108 total
The meaning of Maria is "Bitter or sea of bitterness".
Origin of Maria is Hebrew.Hello maria, Y'm Tony from Rialto Cali, I'm always interested in friends with new and creative ideas. (Tony Rialto)
maria from merry.(cristian)
Maria from morium.(muslim).historically her son name is prophet Esha/zisu. (emdad)
Maria is a female (but occasionally male) given name in many diverse cultures, including African, Arab, Armenian, Catalan, Croatian, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hispanic American and Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Pakistani, Afghan, Serbian, Swedish, among others.
In the Roman Empire the name was used as a feminine form of the Roman name Marius (see Maria (gens)). It became popular with the spread of Christianity as a Latinized form of the Hebrew name of Jesus' mother Mary (Miriam in Hebrew or Maryam in Aramaic). The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it may originally be an Egyptian name, probably derived from mry "beloved" or mr "love" ("eminent lady" or "beloved lady"), although it was used in Europe even before the establishment of Christianity as a female form of the Roman name Marius.
Historically, the name was also sometimes used as a male (middle) name. This was the case in many Central European countries, where it signified patronage of the Virgin Mary.
As a first name, Maria ranked seventh out of 4,275 for females of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census. Because of its enduring popularity, the name is used extensively in society and media throughout the world. (Bongo)
My name is Xabier and I'm from India (Xabier)
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