Meaning and Origin of: Maria
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First name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew : Bitter; the star of the sea
- Hebrew : Bitter; rebellion
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Last name origin & meaning:
- Spanish (María), Italian, Portuguese, and Hungarian (Mária) : from the female personal name, Latin Maria, which arose as a back-formation from the early Christian female name Mariam. This was mistaken for an accusative case, with the usual Latin feminine accusative ending -am, but in fact it is an Aramaic form of the Hebrew name Miryam (see Marie).