[ 2 syll. ma-rie, mar-ie ] The baby girl name Marie is pronounced Mae-RIY (French) or Maa-RIY (German) †. Marie's language of origin is Hebrew. It is predominantly used in Czech, English, French, and German. This French name was introduced to English speakers in the 19th century, a few centuries after the introduction of the name Mary in the medieval period.
Marie is a Czech, English, French, and German form of the English Mary.
Marie has 20 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Jeanmarie, Marea, Mariette (also used in French), Marilou (also used in Dutch and French), Marrie, and Mary. Other English forms include the diminutives Manon (also used in French, and Welsh), Marianne (also used in French), Marielle (also used in French), and Marietta (also used in Italian and French), and the spelling variant Maree.
Forms used in foreign languages include the Scandinavian Mari, the French Marie-Charlotte, the French Marie-Laure, the French Marie-Lou, the French Marie-Louise, the French Marie-Sarah, the French Marie-Soleil, the French Maryse, and the French Milou.Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of the name Marie.
Marie is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still a rather popular baby girl name, but not to the degree it was before. At the peak of its usage in 1903, 1.247% of baby girls were named Marie. It had a ranking of #8 then. The baby name has suffered a steep decline in frequency since then, and it is of only modest use in recent times. In 2012, it ranked at #576 with a usage of 0.026%. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Marie, Mary was the most widely used. It was more regularly used than Marie by 5 times in 2012. The name Marie has been mainly given to baby girls, although it has also been used as a boy name in the last century. There were 180 times more baby girls than boys who were named Marie in 1926.
† Pronunciation for Marie: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Marie:
Actress Marie Gillaine, born 18 June 1975, Liege, Belgium.
Actress Marie Trintignant, born 21 January 1962 - 1 August 2003, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Royalty Marie Antoinette, born Maria Antonia 2 November 1755 - 16 October 1793, Vienna, Austria.
Scientist Marie Curie, born Maria Sklodowska 7 November 1867 - 4 July 1934, Warsaw, Poland.
Singer Marie Lloyd, born Matilda Alice Victoria Wood 12 February 1870 - 7 October 1922, Hoxton, London, England.
Singer Dionne Warwick, born Marie Dionne Warrick 12 December 1941, East Orange, New Jersey.
US First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, born Marie Geneva Doud 14 November 1896 - 1 November 1979, Boone, Iowa.