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Maria Name Meaning and Origin

Maria Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Bitter, beloved, wished for, sea of bitterness, rebelliousness

Name Origin


Maria is a name with various meanings, such as bitter, beloved, wished for, sea of bitterness, and rebelliousness. It has roots in Latin and is widely used in many cultures around the world. In Christianity, Maria is often associated with the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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Maria Phonetic Appeal

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Maria is a smooth and easy name to pronounce, with a melodic flow that feels natural and pleasant to the ear.

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The name Maria has a good rhythm with its three syllables, making it easy to say and remember.

Famous People Named Maria

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● Maria Sharapova

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● Maria Shriver

● Maria Teresa

Maria Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Maria

The name Maria is generally associated with positive attributes and historical figures like the Virgin Mary. However, in some cultures, the name may be linked to negative stereotypes or expectations, especially if it is associated with certain fictional characters or historical figures who have negative connotations.

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