Miriam

Gender:girl

Meaning:rebelliousness

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:mi ree ham

Variations:Meryem

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This female name was also spelt as Maryam, which show much more clearly how the name is an old version of the Biblical name Mary, and can most commonly be found in English, French and German speaking countries. It is thought the name derives from the Hebrew ‘leharim’, meaning ‘to raise’ and also the Hebrew ‘mar’ which means bitterness.

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