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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of MariamVirtuous, Pious, God-Fearing and Devoted to God
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Mariam

MUst + pRay + YUMmy

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Mariam in Arabic)مريم
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of MariamMariem Maryame Meriam Mareamme Mariyem Mereame Merium Mariam Mereyem Maree Mareyam
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Meaning of Mariam

There are many different opinions on what the name Mariam means. Hebrew sources say it means “bitter”, others say it means “wished for child”, and others say it means “Our Lady”. The only thing we know for certain is that it is the name of the mother of Prophet Isaa (alaihuma salam). For this reason regardless of the name’s ancient origins, this name today describes the characteristics of Mary, mother of Jesus, such as her her purity, constant worship, and devotion to Allah.

And We did certainly give Moses the Torah and followed up after him with messengers. And We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Pure Spirit. {2:87}

God has also given examples of believers: Pharaoh’s wife, who said, ‘Lord, build me a house near You in the Garden. Save me from Pharaoh and his actions; save me from the evildoers,’ and Mary, daughter of ‘Imran. She guarded her chastity, so We breathed into her from Our spirit. She accepted the truth of her Lord’s words and Scriptures: she was truly devout. {66:11,12}

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Tuesday 26th of May 2015 05:23:19 PM

    i love dat name maryam but wat is d full meaning, Nd btw maryam and mariam pls

  2. Anonymous on Monday 15th of June 2015 09:30:20 AM

    Hello, Can the name Myriam also be considered a Muslim name? Thank you for your attention……

  3. Anonymous on Tuesday 14th of July 2015 04:18:11 AM

    Maryam is my name. At first I thought it meant smartness and beauty cause I saw it on the web.

  4. Anonymous on Friday 11th of September 2015 10:34:53 AM

    Maryam, ma love,, ma desire,, ma each n every thing,,
    I like all girls named maryam,, n love that maryam wich is ma princess :* :* :* :* :*

  5. Anonymous on Sunday 13th of September 2015 11:14:24 AM

    i like the name mariam soo beautiful name i love this name

  6. Anonymous on Thursday 1st of October 2015 06:30:56 AM

    Thank you for trying to explain the Maryam.PS Maryam is my name

  7. Anonymous on Wednesday 14th of October 2015 10:28:37 PM

    salam, my name is maryem. not Mariam or Maryam OR maryemm. i went on a different site and maryem meant devoted to allah and pure.

  8. Anonymous on Friday 30th of October 2015 01:55:12 PM

    Assalamoalaikum..My name is Marium, May Allah grant me the character and Taqwa of Hazrat BiBi Marium( The mother of Hazrat Esa A.S)..Ameen

  9. Anonymous on Friday 30th of October 2015 10:47:48 PM

    Mariam is my name i don’t know what Mariam or Maryam means though and a lot of people ask me what it means so I wanna know.

  10. Anonymous on Tuesday 10th of November 2015 02:52:50 PM

    Hi my name name is Mariam I’m 12. I was just wondering the meaning of my name and I know now thank u all

  11. Anonymous on Saturday 28th of November 2015 02:40:16 AM

    Hi,my name is maryam but i still don’t get the meaning of the name.

  12. Anonymous on Saturday 19th of December 2015 09:27:25 AM

    The meaning of the name ‘Maryam’ is the same as the male named ‘Mutohir’ which meant ::::::: “Something that is pure and that which can also be used in purification”

  13. Anonymous on Saturday 2nd of January 2016 01:59:34 PM


  14. Anonymous on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 03:02:13 PM

    Maryam my lovely daughter may Allah bless all maryam”s with the purity piousness of bibi Maryam ameen

  15. Anonymous on Monday 4th of January 2016 01:12:46 PM

    ASSALAAM O ALE KUM!!! my name is also MARIAM bt I dnt knw its actual meaning, the only thing i knw abt it is tht, it is the name of our Prophet Issa Ale Salam’s mother… I feel proud on my name bt plz help me to knw its meaning, its a humble request…

  16. Anonymous on Sunday 10th of January 2016 05:21:06 PM


  17. Anonymous on Monday 18th of January 2016 12:50:55 PM

    I want to know the meaning of maryam bcoz my name is maryam plz rply me as soon as possible

  18. Anonymous on Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:05:03 PM

    Thank u I love my name…I always wanted to learn my name… 🙂

  19. Anonymous on Thursday 3rd of March 2016 03:34:37 PM

    My name is Bi Bi Maryam. ………and I love to have this name because my Mother gavemetjis name …….

  20. Anonymous on Sunday 6th of March 2016 12:43:06 PM

    Am proud on my beautiful name Maryam my name was selected by my dear father n my beloved mamo I love my name

  21. Anonymous on Sunday 6th of March 2016 12:46:27 PM

    Maryam is islamic name for girl’s I love my name am proud on my beautiful name Maryam thank you for attention

  22. Anonymous on Sunday 6th of March 2016 10:43:45 PM

    my name is maryam.cool i wonder where they get the meaning from.

  23. Anonymous on Thursday 17th of March 2016 12:46:07 AM

    I’m in the Mariam group… It’s nice being a part of it!
    But the spelling of my name is kinda un-common, it’s Maryam. T w T

  24. Anonymous on Monday 21st of March 2016 12:27:23 PM

    I love the name Mariam cause its so beautiful btw that’s my name

  25. Anonymous on Saturday 2nd of April 2016 01:47:48 AM

    Maryam is a wonderful beautiful name it is also a Muslim name and I am a Muslim

  26. Anonymous on Saturday 30th of April 2016 09:42:51 PM

    What about Mariam? Is it considered as a Muslim name?

  27. Anonymous on Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:39:03 AM

    diffrrens between mariam and maryam pls assalamu alikkum your
    Attention wa alikkum salaaam pls send

  28. Anonymous on Thursday 25th of August 2016 12:22:09 PM

    Is Mariam the right spelling or is it Maryam or Mariyam because my name is spelt Mariam. And the Islamic meaning is Pious and Devoted because they are the main characteristics of Mariam (A.S)

  29. Anonymous on Thursday 15th of September 2016 08:01:57 AM

    Assalamualaikum my name is mariyam
    does it mean the same as maryam or mariam

  30. Anonymous on Thursday 13th of October 2016 05:46:07 PM

    I love me name maryam because For women maryam virgin

  31. Anonymous on Sunday 6th of November 2016 04:37:37 PM

    Hy???My name iz mariam….and i like it name mariam…and so beautiful name mariam

  32. Anonymous on Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:59:39 AM

    mariyam is my beloved name she is very goooooooooooooooooood

  33. Anonymous on Saturday 3rd of December 2016 12:14:07 AM


  34. Anonymous on Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:55:56 PM

    What is the meaning of shahzan .Is the meaning of shahzan is the king of king

  35. Anonymous on Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:51:15 AM

    Until I came to America, I did not like my name. I thought it was an old woman’s name and not fancy or glamorous. All the Mariams I knew were old. But my American mother-in-law loved it and many more Americans after that. I finally have grown into my name….it could be worse!

  36. Anonymous on Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:52:08 PM

    Does anyone know what the exact definition is? My name is Mariyam too!

  37. Anonymous on Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:13:10 PM

    My name is Mariam when I read it means bitter I flipped out!

  38. Anonymous on Friday 10th of February 2017 07:01:34 PM

    my girlfriend is mariam.when I read its meaning ‘bitter’.,I felt a shock!!!!But nicely she isn’t that

  39. Anonymous on Monday 13th of February 2017 07:03:17 AM

    i love me because my name is mariyam . this is good name for muslims

  40. Anonymous on Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:26:03 AM

    my name is Maryam am just curious to know the meaning of my name cause a lot of people ask me the meaning of my name since I was in secondary up till now Alhamdulilahi I know the meaning now

  41. Anonymous on Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:24:14 PM

    Hi my name is maryam but I don’t know the actual meaning of my name

  42. Anonymous on Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:42:38 PM

    Hi I am maryam but I don’t know the actual meaning of my name otherwise I love my name

  43. Anonymous on Saturday 3rd of June 2017 04:59:32 AM

    i want to know the meaning of these names musa,laylat,mariam thanks

  44. Anonymous on Friday 7th of July 2017 05:41:23 PM

    The meaning of Mariam could be sought from its Egyptian origin where it first appeared, from the Hebrew/Christian Bible perspective, as the name of the sister of Moses, who may have had it from her Egyptian roots

  45. Anonymous on Saturday 12th of August 2017 12:07:53 PM

    Salam. My name is mariam. People often spell my name marium/maryam/meriumm/miriam/murium and so on. They just spell whatever they think. They never spell it”mariam” so does it change any meaning of the name or what

  46. Anonymous on Thursday 14th of September 2017 02:56:08 PM

    ilove the name maryam bcos my name is maryam and the name maryam is a biggers Name bcos is the name of mother of our prophet annabi isah allai’s salam.

  47. Anonymous on Monday 23rd of October 2017 06:35:57 PM

    Thanx my name is maryam and i always want to konw the meaning. Thanx alot

  48. Anonymous on Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:24:54 PM

    My name mariyam web states dat mariyam meanz attractive,king of da sea,grace, but accordn to da hebrew its nt da meaning….. clea mee…

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  50. Anonymous on Tuesday 7th of November 2017 03:45:47 PM

    My name is also Mariam and I love my name very much because no matter what century you are, the name never seems to grow old. Love Love Love my name.

  51. Anonymous on Tuesday 28th of November 2017 07:39:57 AM

    my name is Maryam. But I still don’t understand the meaning. But I love my name.

  52. Anonymous on Wednesday 20th of December 2017 07:58:12 AM

    My name is Maryam I am glad my name is Maryam… but I want to know its meaning… can someone tell me please

  53. Anonymous on Sunday 24th of December 2017 05:34:46 AM

    The information posted here is incorrect! The names you say are Quranic are not actually! For instance the name Raniya like you claim is Quranic, and it isn’t! Pls do not spread or mislead people to believe things that aren’t true!

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