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See also: maria, maría, Mária, María, Mâria, and Mariä

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular English Mary.

PronunciationEdit

  • (usually) IPA(key): /məˈɹiːə/,
  • (also especially the variant "Mariah") IPA(key): /məˈɹaɪə/
  • Rhymes: -iːə
  • Rhymes: -aɪə

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. A female given name.
    • 1629, Thomas Adams, Meditations upon Creed, The Works of Thomas Adams, James Nichol (1862), volume 3, page 211:
      Yet herein they come short of the monks and friars in their conceits of the word Maria; they have so tossed it and turned it, so anagrammatized and transposed it, that never were five poor letters so worried since time did put them into the alphabet.
    • 1776, Adam Fitz-Adam: The World of Adam Fitz-Adam. Edinburgh, Apollo Press 1776: Numb. 187. Thursday, July 29, 1756:
      By their dresses, their names, and the airs of quality they give themselves, I am rendered ridiculous among all my acquaintance. My wife, who is a very plain good woman, and whose name is Amey, has been new-christened, and is called Amelia; and my little daughter, a child of a year old, is no longer Polly, but Maria.
    • 1957, Arthur Laurents/Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story: Maria ( a song):
      I've just kissed a girl named Maria, / And suddenly I found how wonderful a sound can be! / Maria! Say it loud and there's music playing - / Say it soft and it's almost like praying

Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

 
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Maria

  1. A Dravidian language spoken in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh provinces in India.
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Further readingEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. A Papuan language spoken in Papua New Guinea.

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Mary
  2. Mary (biblical character)

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular Danish Marie.

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 50 339 females with the given name Maria have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the last frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name. Variants include Maaike, Marie, Marieke, Marijke, Marije, Mieke, Mie, and numerous others

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of Maarja.

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. A female given name

Related termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. A female given name
  2. (biblical) Mary

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Maria: Mariuson
  • daughter of Maria: Mariudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Maria
Accusative Mariu
Dative Mariu
Genitive Mariu

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɑriɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ma‧ri‧a

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
    • 1548 Se Wsi Testamenti, Mattheusen Euangeliumi 1:18:
      IESUSEN CHRISTUSEN syndymys/ nein oli. Cosca Maria hene' eitens oli Josephijn kihlattu enne' quin hen weij sen cotians leuttin hen oleua raskas pyheste Hengest.
    • 1992 Raamattu, Matt.1:18:
      Jeesuksen Kristuksen syntymä tapahtui näin. Maria, Jeesuksen äiti, oli kihlattu Joosefille. Ennen kuin heidän liittonsa oli vahvistettu, kävi ilmi, että Maria, Pyhän Hengen vaikutuksesta, oli raskaana.
      Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. (KJV Matthew 1:18)
  2. A female given name.
    • 1983 Eva Illoinen, Ovi pimeään, Tammi, ISBN 951-30-5897-2, page 155:
      Sirkku oli kovin väärä nimi. Mikä vahinko, etteivät ihmiset voineet etukäteen tietää miltä heidän lapsensa tulevat näyttämään ja sitten antoivat niille ihan vääriä nimiä. Maria sen olisi pitänyt, Maria tämä oli, kapeat kasvot ja tumma tukka, ei mikään Sirkku voinut näyttää tuollaiselta.
    • 1998 Leena Lehtolainen, Tuulen puolella, Tammi, ISBN 978-951-31-7731-7, page 321:
      Olin lapsena harmitellut nimeäni, jota silloin ei ollut muilla kuin mummoilla ja lahkolaisperheiden jälkeläisillä. Yläasteella minua oli piikitelty Neitsyt Mariaksi, vaikka raju ja poikamainen käytökseni oli kaikkea muuta kuin neitseellistä. Olin usein ihmetellyt miksi agnostikkovanhempani olivat valinneet niin vahvasti kristillisyyteen liittyvän nimen. He väittivät sen johtuvan vain siitä, että molempien isoäitieni nimi oli ollut Maria.

Usage notesEdit

  • This has been a common given name in Finland since the Middle Ages and is a popular middle name today.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Maria (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Maria Mariat
genitive Marian Marioiden
Marioitten
partitive Mariaa Marioita
illative Mariaan Marioihin
singular plural
nominative Maria Mariat
accusative nom. Maria Mariat
gen. Marian
genitive Marian Marioiden
Marioitten
Mariainrare
partitive Mariaa Marioita
inessive Mariassa Marioissa
elative Mariasta Marioista
illative Mariaan Marioihin
adessive Marialla Marioilla
ablative Marialta Marioilta
allative Marialle Marioille
essive Mariana Marioina
translative Mariaksi Marioiksi
instructive Marioin
abessive Mariatta Marioitta
comitative Marioineen

Related termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. Partitive singular form of Mari.
    Rakastan Maria
    I love Mari

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). A Latinate variant of the vernacular French Marie.

Proper nounEdit

Maria f

  1. A female given name

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgate Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [maˈʀiːa]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ma‧ri‧a

Proper nounEdit

Maria f, m (genitive Marias or Mariens or Mariä)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Mary.
  2. A male given name, used as a middle name, chiefly by Catholics.

Usage notesEdit

  • The genitive form Mariä is restricted to Christian contexts, and chiefly to the Virgin Mary.
  • In historic texts the name is often declined as in Latin. See Marīa.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

Maria

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌹𐌰

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the 19th century translation of the Bible into Hawaiian, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character).
    • 2012 Baibala Hemolele, Mataio 1:18 (tr. KJV Matthew 1:18):
      Penei hoʻi ka hānau ʻana o Iesū Kristo: I hoʻopalau ʻē ʻia kona makuwahine ʻo Maria na Iosepa, ʻaʻole naʻe lāua i pili, a ʻikea ʻo ia, ua hāpai na ka ʻUhane Hemolele.
      Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
  2. A female given name used in the 19th century (but possibly pronounced like Malia).

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


ItalianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria f

  1. A female given name, cognate with English Mary.
  2. Mary; Miriam (biblical figures)

NounEdit

Maria f (invariable)

  1. (informal) cannabis, marijuana

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

Maria

  1. Rōmaji transcription of マリア

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (miryám).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Marīa f (genitive Marīae); first declension

  1. A female given name
  2. Mary (mother of Jesus)

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Marīa Marīae
genitive Marīae Marīārum
dative Marīae Marīīs
accusative Marīam Marīās
ablative Marīā Marīīs
vocative Marīa Marīae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


NormanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria f

  1. A female given name.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). Recorded as a given name in Norway since the Middle Ages.

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 16 621 females with the given name Maria living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with frequency peaks the 1990s and the 2000s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Old SaxonEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. (biblical) Mary.
  2. a female given name.

DeclensionEdit



PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria f (diminutive Marysia)

  1. A female given name, cognate to Mary
  2. (dated) Mary, mother of Jesus (obsolete usage; currently replaced with the archaic form Maryja)

DeclensionEdit


PortugueseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese Maria, from Latin Marīa, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria f

  1. (biblical) Mary (mother of Jesus)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Mary

SynonymsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria m

  1. a male middle name

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām).

Proper nounEdit

Maria f (genitive/dative Mariei)

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Mary

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Maria, from Ancient Greek Μαρία (María), Μαριάμ (Mariám), from Aramaic מרים (Maryām), corresponding to the Hebrew מרים (Miryām). First recorded in Sweden in 1344.

Proper nounEdit

Maria c (genitive Marias)

  1. Mary (Biblical character)
  2. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

  • Traditionally popular as a given name in Sweden, Maria was (for example) the most common first name of women born in the 1960s. It is also a popular middle name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån: 444 914 females with the given name Maria living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish María, from Latin Maria

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. (biblical) Mary
  2. A female given name

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Maria. Cognate with English Mary.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maria

  1. (Roman Catholicism) Mary