The meaning of the name “Marie” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Controversy surrounds the origins of the name Marie, although it’s most commonly thought to be the French or Czech version of Mary. The name has been used in France as a unisex name for centuries, but the number of women using the name is much higher than the number of men. Marie can hold many meanings such as “beloved”, “bitter”, “disappointment” and “star of the sea”. The other possible origin of the name is that it was derived from the German name Maria, which is also taken from the name Mary. It’s unclear which name came first, but the original name was Mary in both cases.
Marie is most often seen as a first name in Europe in countries such as France, Belgium, and Austria. Many English speaking countries use this name as a middle name rather than a first name. In these countries it’s more common to see people use variations of Marie, such as Mary, Maria, or Marilyn. It’s most often misspelled as Maree, Mari, or Maire. Many people also tend to pronounce it the name way as “Mary”, though this is not correct. The name Marie is often found in compound names such as Anne-Marie, or Marie-Louise.
The popularity of the name Marie was not high in any English speaking countries around the world in 2014. Its popularity peaked in these countries around the 1890s-early 1900s. In the US the name Marie was in the top 100 baby names from 1880 until 1957, with its peak as 7th most popular in 1904. Similarly in the UK it was the 141st most popular baby name in 1860 before it fell from popularity. In 2014 the name was 579th most popular in the US, but in Belgium it was listed as the 6th most popular baby girl name and in Austria it was the 7th most popular baby girl name.
Notable famous people who share the name Marie include Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who won a Nobel prize twice - for physics in 1903 for her work on radiation, and for chemistry in 1911 for discovering polonium and radium; Marie Antoinette, ex Queen of France who was executed during the French revolution; Marie Osmond, an American singer; and Princess Marie of Denmark.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Marie for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Marie is a girl name.
The name Marie is of French, Hebrew origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Marie we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Marie Name Meaning
The meaning of Marie has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Marie are:
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Marie and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Marie and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Marie is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Marie Categories
The name Marie is in the following categories: American Names, Austrian Names, Belgian Names, Classic Names, English Names, French Names, Hebrew Names, Middle Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Marie. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Marie, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Marie
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Marie displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Marie Boy Name Popularity Chart
Marie Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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