Most usage of this name is related to the 3rd century. The name "Maria" was also given in Great Britain with a traditional pronunciation. "Maria" pronunciation is "me – ria". "Mary" is still popular among parents to be considered in Ireland. In the United States, "Mary" was increasingly popular as girl’s name, in the year 1880 until 1961. It fell the top 100 most common names in the year 2009. Although this name has been common in the United States, but in the Southern United States, this name was more popular that elsewhere in the country. In Alabama the name "Mary" was the 15th most popular name in the year 2007.
As it is illustrated by the text, this name has been used mostly for girls due to the historical background of that. "Mary" is only used for girls during the recent decades. So if you are considering the name "Mary", it can be suitable only for your new born baby girl.
The popularity of the name Mary
It is notable that this name was the most popular name in the United States. 11186 boys were "Mary" and 4127870 girls were named "Mary" in the Unites States in the year 1880 until 2019. Also 147 boys were named "Mary" and 117867 girls were named "Mary" in Ontario in the year 1913 until 2018. In Ireland, 42579 girls were name "Mary" and no boy was named "Mary" in 1964 until 2019.
As "Mary" was the mother of Jesus, most religious families select this name as their baby girl’s name. She was a woman of Great Courage and Character. "Mary" loved God and also wanted to serve Him with all her heart. It is believed by many people that she was the Greatest of all Saints.
Famous people named Mary
As famous people influence name’s popularity in a positive way, here we have a list of people named "Mary". Mary Winstead who is an American actress and singer based North California. Mary Letourneau who is an American schoolteacher. Mary Blidge who is an American singer and songwriter born in the year 1971.
Similar names to Mary
Mia meaning "mine or bitter" which is originally Italian
Miriam meaning "Drop of the sea" which is originally Hebrew
Molly meaning "bitter" which is originally Diminutive of Mary
some people say that there are few people with the name Mary well come to a family reunion on my moms side there are 6 of us with the same first and middle names so we either go by last name or how we are related to the surname. I usually recite that I am the great grandaughter of wallace, sallys granddaughter
My moms name is Mary beth
My cousin's name is Mary Allison. It is pretty
Hardly anyone has this name and so thats why i love it so much because it makes me so unique and different from everyone!!!