The name derives from the Hebrew Maryàm and it means “princess” or “lady”. Somebody attribute other meanings to the name, born also from the cult for the Virgin Maria like for example “the beloved lady”, “rebellious attitude” or “yearning of a son”. It is the most diffused feminine name in Italy. Foreign variations: Maike, Maire (Irish), Mairi, Malia (Hawaiian), Mariam, Marika.
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