Meaning and Origin of: Mari

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Bitter
  • Greek : A flower; mother of Jesus
  • Latin : Of the sea
  • Hebrew : Bitter; rebellion

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : patronymic from a short form of the medieval personal name Ademaro, Adimaro, derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. In southern Italy, it is more often from a short form of Amari, or a nickname from amaro, amaru, also maru ‘unlucky’.
  • Italian : patronymic from the personal name Mario.
  • Catalan (Marí) : occupational name from marí ‘mariner’ or nickname for someone who lived by the sea.
  • Hungarian : from the personal name Mári, a pet form of Márton (see Martin) or Márkus (see Mark), or of the female name Mária (see Maria).