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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 MariamMerryum Maryam Meriem Maryamme Meriam Marium Maryum Merium Meriyem Meriyam Mereeme Mereemm Mereemme Mereem Mereame
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.

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}

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Reader Comments:

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I love me name maryam because For women maryam virgin

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

    mariyam is my beloved name she is very goooooooooooooooooood

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  44. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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…

  49. on Sunday 5th of November 2017 05:55:09 PM

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  50. 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. 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. 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. 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!

  54. on Tuesday 20th of March 2018 05:41:37 PM

    My name is Mariam and i want the exact meaning of my name please

  55. on Saturday 19th of May 2018 05:10:41 PM

    Write your comment mother’s name is mariam….. I love my mom much a lot

  56. on Saturday 14th of July 2018 04:45:56 PM

    Assalamualaikum my name is Mariam what is meaning

  57. on Monday 30th of July 2018 10:05:01 PM

    Its iactual spelling is Maryam and its my name also .
    When I was born and till I don’t knw why is exact meaning from Quran . many times I try to find but I get wrong meaning.

  58. on Tuesday 4th of September 2018 05:33:37 PM

    My name is Maryam
    This is the correct spelling
    Mariam is not common

  59. on Sunday 9th of September 2018 05:40:19 PM


  60. on Saturday 29th of September 2018 07:27:41 PM

    My name is Maryam and I love it
    I’m so happy that I have a nice name
    My brother is called Ibraheem

    But I think the name is more commonly spelt Maryam not Mariam

  61. on Sunday 3rd of March 2019 08:49:44 AM

    Maryam is more common not Mariam
    And also thank you for providing info bout ma beaut name x

  62. on Friday 15th of March 2019 05:30:57 PM

    Write your comment here…hello i am mayam,and i like the name but i did not know the meaning pls i want someone to tell me

  63. on Saturday 6th of April 2019 01:42:54 PM

    i cant believe that i mean loving.i love this app it has really made my day today .by the way i really like the name abrar.

  64. on Saturday 6th of April 2019 01:47:27 PM

    it ACTUALLY IS DUMB SHIT and actually it actually makes fame.✌

  65. on Monday 5th of August 2019 06:33:26 PM

    My name is mariam,but didnt actually no the real meaning of it.I really need help of this name.

  66. on Saturday 14th of December 2019 10:55:54 PM

    Write your comment a child you hand over to God to protect because this is the meaning of my name mariam

  67. on Wednesday 9th of December 2020 07:41:10 PM

    I love the name Maryam. The mother of our prophet Isa. I would love to name my daughter after the most pious woman
    In Islam. I assume that the real spelling of it is ‘Maryam’ because that’s how you spell the chapter in the Quran but i could
    Be wrong. MashAllah it’s so religious! ✨

  68. on Friday 16th of April 2021 11:22:21 PM

    Maryam is a great name, righteous girl, beautiful dame, dutiful child, and also is an Islamic name for girls.

  69. on Sunday 16th of May 2021 07:47:59 PM

    my name is maryam am 13 years. before i think my name is not beautiful but when i know the meaning of my name i feel proud of my name

  70. on Saturday 15th of January 2022 09:03:52 PM

    My name is maryam an, am happy to answer that name

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