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The Glorification of Mary by Botticelli. The reverence for Mary, the mother of Jesus, is in large part responsible for the use of the name Mary and its variants.
Word/nameHebrew via Latin and Greek
Meaning"bitter", "beloved," "rebelliousness," "wished for child", "marine"
Other names
Related namesMaria, María, Marija, Marya, Mariya, Mariah, Marie, Maryam, Maryām, Mariam, Marian, Miriam, Myriam, Miryam, Myria, Miria, Mirja, Marion, Muire, Marye, Marya, Mayra, Mayre, Moira, Moyre, Mae, Marnie, Mollie, Molly, Minnie.

Marija is a feminine given name, a variation of the name Maria, which was in turn a Latin form of the Greek names Μαριαμ, or Mariam, and Μαρια, or Maria, found in the New Testament. It is a name predominantly in Croatia, Lithuanian, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, among others. Depending on phonological rules concerning consecutive vowels or the use of the palatal approximant, “Mary” in these languages is Marija if consecutive vowels are disallowed and otherwise Maria. Marija is the most common female name in Croatia.[1] The male equivalents are Marijan, Marijo, Mario.

The name may refer to:

Marija may also refer to:


  1. ^ "ŽENE U HRVATSKOJ PO PRVI PUT BOLJE OBRAZOVANE OD MUŠKARACA Koliko Hrvata ima e-mail, a koliko ne zna ni čitati?". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.