Marie (given name)

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Pronunciation /məˈr/
Czech: [ˈmarjɛ]
Danish: [mɑˈʁiːə]
German: [maˈʁiː]
French: [maʁi]
Norwegian pronunciation: [mɑˈriːə]
Gender Unisex
Language(s) Hebrew, via Czech and French
Meaning Beloved, Loved, Renowned or famous, Star of the Sea, Musculine. May also mean: Negation of being bitter, or not the mother, as the word for bitter in French is "amère" and the word for mother in French is "mère" with the letter "a" used as a prefix for negation in the French language.
Other names
Related names Maria, Mary, Mariah

Marie is the Czech and French form of Mary. It is also used to a certain degree in Danish, English, German, Norwegian, and Swedish as a borrowing from French. Like Mary, Marie is descended from Maria, the Latin form of the Greek Μαρία Maria, the name used for various characters in the New Testament, including Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Mary of Bethany, hence the popularity of the name among Christians. The name itself is the Greek translation of the Hebrew מִרְיָם Miriam, the name of Moses's sister in the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament. It is primarily used by women, though it is also used by men, usually hyphenated with another name, e.g. Jean-Marie (see below).

It may refer to:


People with the given name Marie:

People with the surname Marie:

Fictional characters[edit]

Fictional characters with the name Marie:

  • Marie (Onegai), an anime character
  • Marie Barone, a fictional character in the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Marie Calvet, Megan Calvet Draper's mother in Mad Men
  • Marie, the lover of Meursault who is the main character in Albert Camus' novel The Stranger
  • Marie, the daughter of Duchess in the 1970 Disney animated feature The Aristocats
  • Marie, fictional supporting character in the long-running soap opera EastEnders
  • Marie, fictional character in the movie Paulie
  • Marie, fictional character in the Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water anime series
  • Marie, name attributed to fictional X-Men character Rogue in the films X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Marie Parfacy, real name of the fictional character Soma Peries in the Gundam anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00
  • Ultrawoman Marie, better known as Mother of Ultra, from the Ultraman Series; true name revealed in the film Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend
  • Marie Schrader, fictional character played by Betsy Brandt in the television series Breaking Bad. Sister-in-law to main character Walter White.
  • Marie Kanker, middle child of the Kanker sisters from Ed, Edd n Eddy.
  • Marie, The teenage occupant of the Velvet Room in Persona 4: The Golden

See also[edit]

Female compound given names
Male compound given names