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What is the meaning of the name Maryam? Is it the same as Mariam?


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Maryam is another spelling of the name Mariam, which is the Arabic word for Mary, mother of prophet Jesus (peace be upon them). Maryam and Mariam are both acceptable spellings, and you can also use Mary and other Western-style versions of this name (such as Maria). For the details of this name see the main entry here: Mariam.

Reader Comments:

  1. on Friday 4th of July 2014 06:04:22 PM

    As your question has already been answered (and perfectly so), i just wanted to mention – this is solely my opinion and nothing more – that i prefer the spelling “Mariam” as in the UK “Maryam” is most likely to be pronounced as “Mary-yam”.

  2. on Wednesday 9th of May 2018 04:49:58 AM

    The above stated meaning of the name Maryam is accurate one. Furthermore, it also has two more meanings. All the meanings were inferred from the attributes of Hazrat Maryam A.S. The two meanings of the name Maryam are:
    1. Virgin; a symbol of purity and divinity
    2. A Manly Woman; a woman who has manly attributes being bestowed upon her.

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