Maria - Meaning of Maria
[ 3 syll. ma-ria, mar-ia ] The baby boy name Maria is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is Mah-RIY-ah in English, Maa-RIY-aa in Dutch, German and Italian, or MAAR-Yaa in Polish †. Maria is used chiefly in the German, Italian, and Polish languages, and its origin is Hebrew. This is sometimes used as a middle name for baby boys in Germany, Italy, and Poland. See Maria for more information.
Maria is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1982, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Maria. Its ranking then was #825. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is today of infrequent use. Within all boy names in its group, Maria was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018. Maria has predominantly been a girl name in the past century. In 1989, girls named Maria outnumbered boys by 60 times.
Baby names that sound like Maria include MacGeorge, Maharey, Mahari, Maharie, Mahary, Mahier, Mahyar, Mamoru, Manohar, Manohare, Maraeo, Marayo, Marijo, Marrio, Maruo, Masoura, Masura, Maurea, Maureo, and Maurio.
† Pronunciation for Maria: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"