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Origin and popularity of first name Mary

Origin of first name

(Heb.) Exalted. It is a famous name in both sacred and profane history ; in all ages it has literally been exalted. Some derive the name from maria, bitter, a drop of salt water, a tear. (Source : Geneanet)
Gender: Female
Name day: August 15 (Saint Mary)

Popularity of the first name Mary

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