Maryam (name)

Maryam (name)
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[1]. 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"[2] or the derived ancient Egyptian name Meritamen or Meri-Amun, "beloved of the God Amun".[3] 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'.[citation needed]. 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:

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:

Still other Ethiopians bear names derived from titles or feasts of St. Mary, such as Zedingil ('Of the Virgin') and Kidane ('Covenant [of Mercy]').


  1. ^ The Holy Qur'an: Maryam (Mary), Sura 19 (Translation by A. Yusuf Ali)
  2. ^ Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Mary
  3. ^ 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)

See also

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Maryam — Maryam/ Meryem / Merjem or Mariam may refer to: Maryam (name) (Arabic for Mary), a female given name (includes a list of people with this name) Mary (mother of Jesus) (Maryam, mother of prophet Isa in Islam) Maryam (sura), 19th sura of the Qur an …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam Farman Farmaian — Maryam Firouz or Princess Maryam Farman Farmaian (1914 Tehran, Iran – 23 March 2008) was a daughter of Prince Abdol Hossein Mirza Farmanfarma and Batoul Khanoum. She founded the women s section of the Tudeh (communist) party in Iran. She received …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam d'Abo — Maryam d’Abo 1987 Maryam d’Abo (* 27. Dezember 1960 in London) ist eine britische Schauspielerin. Die Tochter einer georgischen Mutter und eines niederländischen Vaters spielte ab Beginn der 1980er Jahre kleinere Rollen in Film und Fernsehen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Maryam Abacha — (born 4 March 1947, Kaduna) is the widow of Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. After the death of Sani Abacha in June 1998, Maryam Abacha attempted to leave Nigeria with suitcases filled with money.[1] She was arrested …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam d'Abo — Maryam d Abo, 1987 Born 27 December 1960 (1960 12 27) (age 50) Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam Hassouni — Born September 21, 1985 (1985 09 21) (age 26) Amsterdam, Netherlands Religion Muslim Maryam Hassouni (born September 21, 1985) is a Moroccan television and film actress. In 2006 she won an International …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam (sura) — Maryam مريم Classification Makkan Meaning of the name Mary Statistics Sura number 19 Number of verses 98 Juz number 16 …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam Babangida — First Lady of Nigeria In office August 17, 1985[1] – August 27, 1993 Personal details Bo …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam Alkhawaja — Maryam Abdulhadi Alkhawaja (Arabic: مريم عبدالهادي الخواجة) is a Bahraini human rights defenders. She is the daughter of the prominent Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Alkhawaja and head of the foreign relations office for Bahrain Center… …   Wikipedia

  • Maryam Kavyani — Maryam Kāv yāni, also Maryam Kāviāni (Persian: مریم کاویانی) (b. 1970, Ahvaz, Iran), is an Iranian actress. Maryam Kavyani was born in Ahvaz to Mazandarani parents. She lives at present in Tehran. Ms Kavyani has a postgraduate degree in nursing… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”