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Before you decide on a baby name, find out what others think when they hear it - plus its origin and meaning, potential nicknames, and brilliant alternatives

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Origin

  • Latin, Hebrew

Meaning/history

  • sea of bitterness, rebelliousness, wished for child,
  • Pearl

Nicknames

  • Molly, Manon,
  • Mimi,
  • Mairi,
  • Mally,
  • Mamie (Meryl Streep's daughter)

Interesting Marys

  • The Virgin Mary,
  • Mary Mary Quite Contrary,
  • Mary Rose (the ship),
  • Mary Seacole,
  • Mary Quant,
  • Mary Wollstonecraft,
  • Mary had a little lamb

Unfortunate Marys

  • Mary Queen of Scots,
  • Bloody Mary,
  • Mary Bell

Mary goes well with

Middle names/Siblings/Partners

  • john,
  • Catherine,
  • Rosamund,
  • Margaret,
  • Alice,
  • Rebecca,
  • Rachel

When I hear Mary
I think of...

  • someone mature and confident for her years,
  • someone who's parents were terrified of standing out in any way, lack of imagination, Catholics
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