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maureen

DIMINUTIVE OF:
mary
FORM OF:
mÁirÍn
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
MARYÂM / MIRYÂM > MIRIAM
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
MARYÂM / MIRYÂM (מרים) MARIáM ‎(Μαριάμ) MARíā ‎(Μαρίᾱ)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek names "Mariám ‎(Μαριάμ) and Maríā ‎(Μαρίᾱ)", found in the New Testament, meaning “bitterness, beloved, wished for child“. Both New Testament names were forms of the Hebrew name “Maryâm / Miryâm”. The name has been widely used due to its associations with the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, and with Saint Mary Magdalene, who was called an apostle to the apostles. The name might be derived from an Egyptian word “Myr” (beloved) or “mr” (love), or even the Ancient Egyptian name “Meritamen” or "Merit-Amun", meaning "beloved of Amun". Mariam or (Arabic: Maryām) form, has been a popular name in predominantly Muslim countries due to the respect given to Mary, mother of Jesus, in Islam. Muslim parents want their daughters to be like Mary in her "chastity and demureness," according to a 2006 IslamOnline.net article.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • irishirish
  • englishenglish
  • frenchfrench

Related names

VARIANTS
english
marie, mary, marilyn, miriam, maralyn, marilynn, marlyn, marylyn, merrilyn, marian, marigold, maurene, mayra, marrilyn, myra, merilyn, maria, Mariah, Marieh
french
marie, maryam, miriam, myriam
irish
moira, moyra, maria
PET & SHORT FORM
english
marion, molly, mollie, polly, mimi, mia, maurine, moreen, pollie, mally, mya, ree, maya, mariot
french
marianne, marielle, marion, mariette, marise, mia, maurine, manon, mya, maya, mariot
irish
molly, mollie, mia, mairenn, máirín, maurine, moreen, mya, maya

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
marija, maria
ancient germanic
mariamne
ancient greek
Mariám
arabic
mariam, maryam, maira
armenian
mariam, maria, MARI
basque
maia, maria
belarusian
Maryja
bulgarian
mariya
catalan
mariam, maria, Màriam
croatian
marija, mirjana, mirjam
czech
marie
danish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin
dutch
marie, maryam, mirjam, maria, Marije
esperanto
mario
estonian
mirjam, maria
faroese
marie, mary, maia, miriam, mirjam, maria
filipino
maria, marÍa
finnish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, mirjami, marjaana, mirjam, maria, maira, maari, maaria, maarie, mariia, marrii, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin
frisian
maria
galician
maria, marÍa
georgian
mariam, MARIAMI, MERI
german
marie, meika, mary, mariam, miriam, myriam, mirjam, maria, maira, Mailin
greek
marÍa
greenlandic
marie, maria, mariia, maalia, MARE
hebrew
maryam, miriam
hungarian - magyar
mÁria
icelandic
marie, mary, miriam, mirjam, maria, marÍa
iranian
maryam
italian
miriana, moira, maria
latin
maria
latvian
marija, maira, Māris
lithuanian
marija
macedonian
marija
norwegian
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin, Mailinn, Majlin, Maylinn
old danish
marie
polish
maria
portuguese
mariamne, marÍlia, mÁria, maria, mariana
portuguese - brazilian
marÍlia
romanian
maria
russian
mariya, mariamna
sami - lapps
máddjá
scottish
moira, moyra, mÀiri, mhairi, maria, Màili
serbian
marija, mirjana, mirjam
slovak
mÁria
slovene
marija, mirjana, mirjam
spanish
maia, mayra, marÍa, Míriam
swedish
maisa, marie, mary, maia, marya, mariam, miriam, myriam, maria, maira, Mailin, Mailyn, Maylin, Majlin, Maylinn, Mailynn, Maylyn
turkish
meryem
ukrainian
mariya
welsh
maryam, maria

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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