- Maryam (name)
Maryam Pronunciation [ˈmariːˈam] Gender Female Other names Related names Mary, Miriam, Miryam, Myriam, Meryem, Maria, Marija, Mariah, Marie, Marion
Maryam or Mariam (Arabic: مريم) is the Aramaic and Arabic name of Miriam the sister of Moses and of Mary the mother of Jesus (Arabic: عيسى ‘Īsā), mentioned in the Greek translation of the Tanakh or Old Testament known as the Septuagint, in the original Greek text of the New Testament, and in the original Arabic text of the Qur'an. The name has the same form in Syriac and Armenian. The Hebrew variant of the name is Miriam, the Latin variant is Maria. This Latin form is the one that was adopted into all modern Western European languages following Christianization.
The name may have originated from the Egyptian mry "beloved" or mr "love" or the derived ancient Egyptian name Meritamen or Meri-Amun, "beloved of the God Amun". It was incorporated in the Exodus narrative as Miriam, the name of Moses' sister. It became quite common in ancient Israel, possibly the most common female given name, hence its appearance in the Gospel narrative as the name of Jesus' mother and several other women. It is also believed that the name means 'rebellious'.. It also is a name of a flower (tuberoses) in the Persian language.
People with this given name
Maryam/ Meryem / Merjem or Mariam may refer to:
- Maryam, Arabic name for Mary (mother of Jesus) (see also Islamic view of Mary)
- 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
- Mariam Wafa, Afghan singer
- Maryam Yusuf Jamal (born 1984), Bahraini athlete
- Myriam Fares (born 1983), Lebanese singer
As a family name
Maryam or Mariam Family name Region of origin Ethiopia
Maryam or Mariam can also be a family name, particularly in Ethiopia where patronymics are generally used in place of surnames.
A notable person with a patronymic derived from Maryam is Mengistu Haile Mariam (born 1937), Ethiopia's head of state from 1977 to 1991.
Many Ethiopian men and women bear names including Maryam, notably:
- Takla Maryam (1430–1433), a member of the Solomonic dynasty
- Baeda Maryam (1468–1478), Emperor of Ethiopia
Still other Ethiopians bear names derived from titles or feasts of St. Mary, such as Zedingil ('Of the Virgin') and Kidane ('Covenant [of Mercy]').
- ^ The Holy Qur'an: Maryam (Mary), Sura 19 (Translation by A. Yusuf Ali)
- ^ Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Mary
- ^ Holly Ingraham, People's names: A Cross-Cultural Guide to the Proper Use of Over 40,000 Names in Over One Hundred Culture Groups (1997)
- Maryam (disambiguation)
- Miriam (given name)
- Islamic view of Mary
- All pages beginning with "Maryam"
- Miriam (disambiguation)
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