Origin of the name Miriam

Original Hebrew form of Mary. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.

Name equivalents in different languages

cz: Majka, Mariana, Marie, Marije, Marika, Marinka, Maruska, Miriam, Mirka
de: Maike, Maja, Mareike, Maria, Marie, Mariele, Marina, Marita, Marlene
en: Annmarie, Mae, Marella, Mariah, Marica, Marigold, Marilou, Marilynn, Marinda, Marion
fr: Jean, Manon, Marianne, Marie, Marielle, Mariette, Marilene, Marilou, Marine, Marion
hu: Mara, Mari, Maria, Marianna, Marica, Marie, Marietta, Marika, Mariska
it: Annmarie, Mariangela, Marianna, Mariella, Marietta, Marilena, Marina, Marinella, Marisa, Mimi
li: Annamaria, Marija, Marijona, Marina
pl: Mania, Maria, Marianna, Marietta, Marika, Marina, Mariola, Mariusia, Marlena
ru: Maja, Manyash, Mari, Maria, Mariam, Marianna, Marina, Marinka, Marisha, Marishka
sk: Majka, Mara, Mare, Maria, Marianna, Marika, Mia, Mimi, Miriama, Mirka