Maryam Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Miriam:
Hebrew name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name is borne in the Bible by the sister of Moses and Aaron. After the Exodus, she came to be known as a prophetess to the people.
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Arabic form of Mary.
The name is very common among in Arab, Iranian and other Muslim cultures.
- Famous real-life people named Maryam
In the Qur'an, this is name used for Mary the mother of Jesus (Isa)
Maryam d'Abo (born 1960), English actress
Mariam Doumbia (born 1958), half of Amadou & Mariam, a musical duo from Mali
Maryam Mirzakhani (born 1977), Iranian mathematician
Maryam Mursal (born 1950), Somalian musician
Maryam Namazie, political activist of Iranian descent
Maryam Nemazee, Iranian television journalist
Mariam Omar, Zanzibari politician
Maryam Rajavi (born 1953), Iranian political activist
Maryam Tashaeva (born 1959), Chechen singer
Mariam Wafa, Afghan singer
Maryam Yusuf Jamal (born 1984), Bahraini athlete
Myriam Fares (born 1983), Lebanese singer
- Maryam in song, story & screen