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Maria

Picture description: Mary and Jesus
Picture copyright: Giovanni Dall’Orto / public domain

Bible Verse

Meaning

The name does not appear in the Bible. It is the Latinate form of the Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) which were derived from the Hebrew name מִרְיָם (Miryam). The English form of “Maria” is “Mary”, carrying several meanings such as “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” and “wish for a child”. In the New Testament, the most famous bearers of the name “Mary” were the virgin mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:16) and Mary Magdalene (Matthew 27:56), a devoted follower of Jesus and a witness to His crucifixion and resurrection.

Gender

Female

Example

Keywords

Jesus    Magdalene    Maria    Mary    virgin   

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