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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name MARI


Mari : 2: Italian: patronymic or plural form of a short form of the medieval personal name Ademaro Adimaro derived from an ancient Germanic name composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + mari meri ‘famous’.1: Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Mario. This surname is also found in southern France and Corsica.3: Italian (southern): from a short form of Amari or a nickname from amaro amaru also maru ‘unlucky’.4: Catalan (Marí): occupational name from marí ‘mariner’ or nickname for someone who lived by the sea.5: 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).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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