Marie Name Meaning

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Fact: In French tradition, Marie is often used as part of a double name, such as Marie-Claire or Marie-Louise​.

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A Deep Dive

Marie Overview

Meaning

Star of the sea

Gender

Girl

Origin

French

Etymology

A form of the French name Mary. It also has roots in Latin (Maria) and Hebrew (Miriam).

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/məˈri/

Popularity

Marie was highly popular in the early 20th century, especially in the US, where it was a top 15 name until 1925. Its popularity has declined but remains a classic choice.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

5 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Traditional, Classic, Nature-inspired

Associated Traits

Nurturing, caring, strong

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Marie is significant in Christian contexts as the French form of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Name Day

August 15th (France)
A Deep Dive

Marie Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Maria, Mary, Mariah, Mari, Mariana, Marianne, Marion, Maryam, Miriam, Marielle, Marietta, Mariette

Common Nicknames

Mae, Mimi, Ree, Ria, May, Mamie, Mare

Diminutives

Mae, Mimi, Ree, Ria, Mare

Famous People

  • Marie Antoinette
    (French Queen)
  • Marie Curie
    (Polish-French Physicist)
  • Marie Osmond
    (American TV Show Host)
  • Marie Kondo
    (Japanese Reality Star)
  • Marie Laveau
    (American Religious Leader)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Marie
    ("The Aristocats," Film)
  • Marie Barone
    ("Everybody Loves Raymond," TV Show)
  • Marie Schrader
    ("Breaking Bad," TV Show)
  • Marie Cardona
    ("The Stranger," Novel)
  • Marie Calvet
    ("Mad Men," TV Show)

Places

  • Marie Hamlet
    (West Virginia, USA)
  • Marie Community
    (Arkansas, USA)
  • Marie Byrd Land
    (Antarctica)
  • Marie Village
    (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)
  • Marie Lake
    (Minnesota, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Marie?

Marie means “star of the sea,” “wished-for child,” “rebellious,” and “drop of the sea.” It conveys a sense of elegance and grace, often associated with nurturing and caring individuals.

What Is the Origin of The Name Marie?

Marie has French origins and is a form of the name Mary. It also has roots in Latin (Maria) and Hebrew (Miriam).

Marie Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Marie in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#5982021#5982022#6462023
Top 3 Rankings#71901#71903#71904

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Marie

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023646
(-48 from 2022)
451
(-49 from 2022)
0.02578
2022598
No change from 2021
500
No change from 2021
0.02789
2021598
(+19 from 2020)
500
(+28 from 2020)
0.02791
2020617
(+30 from 2019)
472
(+23 from 2019)
0.02670
2019647
(-73 from 2018)
449
(-88 from 2018)
0.02447
2018574
(+73 from 2017)
537
(+81 from 2017)
0.02888
2017647
(-68 from 2016)
456
(-79 from 2016)
0.02414
2016579
(-20 from 2015)
535
(-21 from 2015)
0.02764
2015559
(+18 from 2014)
556
(+26 from 2014)
0.02850
2014577
(-7 from 2013)
530
(+22 from 2013)
0.02709
2013570
(-7 from 2012)
508
(-13 from 2012)
0.02635
2012563
(+32 from 2011)
521
(+39 from 2011)
0.02686
2011595
(-34 from 2010)
482
(-36 from 2010)
0.02487
2010561
(+6 from 2009)
518
(-21 from 2009)
0.02642
2009567
(-24 from 2008)
539
(-28 from 2008)
0.02662
2008543
(+11 from 2007)
567
(+15 from 2007)
0.02722
2007554
(+11 from 2006)
552
(+31 from 2006)
0.02608
2006565
(-58 from 2005)
521
(-69 from 2005)
0.02492
2005507
(-21 from 2004)
590
(-15 from 2004)
0.02907
2004486
(+13 from 2003)
605
(+32 from 2003)
0.02998
2003499
(-74 from 2002)
573
(-112 from 2002)
0.02856
2002425
(-26 from 2001)
685
(-44 from 2001)
0.03468
2001399
(-25 from 2000)
729
(-56 from 2000)
0.03680
2000374
(-16 from 1999)
785
(-42 from 1999)
0.03933
1999358
(+5 from 1998)
827
(+33 from 1998)
0.04248
1998363
(-13 from 1997)
794
(+2 from 1997)
0.04096
1997350
(-7 from 1996)
792
(-20 from 1996)
0.04148
1996343
(-24 from 1995)
812
(-42 from 1995)
0.04235
1995319
(-19 from 1994)
854
(-65 from 1994)
0.04444
1994300
(-36 from 1993)
919
(-135 from 1993)
0.04714
1993264
(-28 from 1992)
1054
(-110 from 1992)
0.05346
1992236
(-12 from 1991)
1164
(-100 from 1991)
0.05806
1991224
(-11 from 1990)
1264
(-79 from 1990)
0.06216
1990213
(-18 from 1989)
1343
(-34 from 1989)
0.06537
1989195
(-4 from 1988)
1377
(-60 from 1988)
0.06912
1988191
(-8 from 1987)
1437
(-61 from 1987)
0.07472
1987183
(-7 from 1986)
1498
(-26 from 1986)
0.07993
1986176
(+2 from 1985)
1524
(+13 from 1985)
0.08258
1985178
(-5 from 1984)
1511
(-76 from 1984)
0.08184
1984173
(-12 from 1983)
1587
(-162 from 1983)
0.08800
1983161
(-7 from 1982)
1749
(-173 from 1982)
0.09773
1982154
(-11 from 1981)
1922
(-68 from 1981)
0.10594
1981143
(+2 from 1980)
1990
(+45 from 1980)
0.11127
1980145
(+4 from 1979)
1945
(+66 from 1979)
0.10923
1979149
(-1 from 1978)
1879
(+17 from 1978)
0.10904
1978148
(+1 from 1977)
1862
(-52 from 1977)
0.11327
1977149
No change from 1976
1914
(+167 from 1976)
0.11635
1976149
(+15 from 1975)
1747
(+117 from 1975)
0.11114
1975164
(+12 from 1974)
1630
(+122 from 1974)
0.10443
1974176
(-7 from 1973)
1508
(-109 from 1973)
0.09628
1973169
(-2 from 1972)
1617
(-147 from 1972)
0.10405
1972167
(-10 from 1971)
1764
(-242 from 1971)
0.10939
1971157
(-3 from 1970)
2006
(-179 from 1970)
0.11446
1970154
(-9 from 1969)
2185
(-63 from 1969)
0.11928
1969145
(-10 from 1968)
2248
(-127 from 1968)
0.12753
1968135
(-9 from 1967)
2375
(-361 from 1967)
0.13891
1967126
(-12 from 1966)
2736
(-347 from 1966)
0.15936
1966114
(-8 from 1965)
3083
(-404 from 1965)
0.17559
1965106
(+4 from 1964)
3487
(-302 from 1964)
0.19081
1964110
(-1 from 1963)
3789
(-216 from 1963)
0.19358
1963109
(+4 from 1962)
4005
(-17 from 1962)
0.20145
1962113
(-4 from 1961)
4022
(-320 from 1961)
0.19843
1961109
(-6 from 1960)
4342
(-379 from 1960)
0.20904
1960103
(+1 from 1959)
4721
(+37 from 1959)
0.22700
1959104
(+2 from 1958)
4684
(+196 from 1958)
0.22534
1958106
(-8 from 1957)
4488
(-376 from 1957)
0.21726
195798
(-2 from 1956)
4864
(+70 from 1956)
0.23182
195696
(-4 from 1955)
4794
(-130 from 1955)
0.23277
195592
(-13 from 1954)
4924
(-386 from 1954)
0.24560
195479
(+7 from 1953)
5310
(+355 from 1953)
0.26672
195386
(-4 from 1952)
4955
(-22 from 1952)
0.25680
195282
(-4 from 1951)
4977
(-69 from 1951)
0.26167
195178
(-6 from 1950)
5046
(-176 from 1950)
0.27316
195072
(-5 from 1949)
5222
(-84 from 1949)
0.29695
194967
(-7 from 1948)
5306
(-480 from 1948)
0.30225
194860
(-3 from 1947)
5786
(-271 from 1947)
0.33202
194757
(-3 from 1946)
6057
(+299 from 1946)
0.33319
194654
(-5 from 1945)
5758
(+673 from 1945)
0.35700
194549
(-1 from 1944)
5085
(-212 from 1944)
0.37775
194448
(-3 from 1943)
5297
(-682 from 1943)
0.38762
194345
(-2 from 1942)
5979
(-579 from 1942)
0.41654
194243
(-1 from 1941)
6558
(+405 from 1941)
0.47164
194142
(-1 from 1940)
6153
(+611 from 1940)
0.49382
194041
(-4 from 1939)
5542
(-348 from 1939)
0.46913
193937
No change from 1938
5890
(-67 from 1938)
0.51937
193837
(-2 from 1937)
5957
(-118 from 1937)
0.52188
193735
(-2 from 1936)
6075
(-57 from 1936)
0.55135
193633
No change from 1935
6132
(-160 from 1935)
0.56907
193533
(+1 from 1934)
6292
(-33 from 1934)
0.57896
193434
(-1 from 1933)
6325
(+83 from 1933)
0.58438
193333
(-2 from 1932)
6242
(-671 from 1932)
0.59673
193231
(-4 from 1931)
6913
(-636 from 1931)
0.62488
193127
(-1 from 1930)
7549
(-877 from 1930)
0.68396
193026
(-4 from 1929)
8426
(-732 from 1929)
0.72236
192922
(-1 from 1928)
9158
(-128 from 1928)
0.79115
192821
(-1 from 1927)
9286
(-1031 from 1927)
0.77673
192720
(-2 from 1926)
10317
(-312 from 1926)
0.83441
192618
(-2 from 1925)
10629
(-301 from 1925)
0.86402
192516
(-2 from 1924)
10930
(-645 from 1924)
0.86535
192414
No change from 1923
11575
(+62 from 1923)
0.89336
192314
No change from 1922
11513
(-399 from 1922)
0.91923
192214
No change from 1921
11912
(-589 from 1921)
0.95481
192114
(-1 from 1920)
12501
(-242 from 1920)
0.97686
192013
(-1 from 1919)
12743
(+735 from 1919)
1.02433
191912
No change from 1918
12008
(-581 from 1918)
1.02227
191812
No change from 1917
12589
(+776 from 1917)
1.04703
191712
No change from 1916
11813
(+131 from 1916)
1.05127
191612
(-1 from 1915)
11682
(+319 from 1915)
1.07597
191511
(-1 from 1914)
11363
(+2534 from 1914)
1.10982
191410
No change from 1913
8829
(+1476 from 1913)
1.10830
191310
No change from 1912
7353
(+711 from 1912)
1.12274
191210
(-1 from 1911)
6642
(+1625 from 1911)
1.13207
19119
No change from 1910
5017
(+227 from 1910)
1.13554
19109
No change from 1909
4790
(+489 from 1909)
1.14176
19099
(+1 from 1908)
4301
(+225 from 1908)
1.16845
190810
No change from 1907
4076
(+196 from 1907)
1.14969
190710
(+1 from 1906)
3880
(+190 from 1906)
1.14986
190611
(-2 from 1905)
3690
(+47 from 1905)
1.17728
19059
(-2 from 1904)
3643
(+48 from 1904)
1.17568
19047
No change from 1903
3595
(+126 from 1903)
1.22933
19037
(+1 from 1902)
3469
(+45 from 1902)
1.24696
19028
(-1 from 1901)
3424
(+267 from 1901)
1.22142
19017
(+2 from 1900)
3157
(-699 from 1900)
1.24179
19009
(-1 from 1899)
3856
(+700 from 1899)
1.21358
18998
(+1 from 1898)
3156
(-279 from 1898)
1.27521
18989
No change from 1897
3435
(+357 from 1897)
1.25298
18979
No change from 1896
3078
(-9 from 1896)
1.23975
18969
No change from 1895
3087
(+76 from 1895)
1.22503
18959
(+1 from 1894)
3011
(+362 from 1894)
1.21851
189410
(+9 from 1893)
2649
(+437 from 1893)
1.12259
189319
(+2 from 1892)
2212
(+146 from 1892)
0.98210
189221
(+7 from 1891)
2066
(+470 from 1891)
0.91858
189128
No change from 1890
1596
(+33 from 1890)
0.81194
189028
(+2 from 1889)
1563
(+127 from 1889)
0.77506
188930
(+10 from 1888)
1436
(+178 from 1888)
0.75891
188840
(+3 from 1887)
1258
(+264 from 1887)
0.66404
188743
(+1 from 1886)
994
(+6 from 1886)
0.63954
188644
(-2 from 1885)
988
(+103 from 1885)
0.64267
188542
(+7 from 1884)
885
(+139 from 1884)
0.62347
188449
(+4 from 1883)
746
(+124 from 1883)
0.54221
188353
(-1 from 1882)
622
(+31 from 1882)
0.51807
188252
(+2 from 1881)
591
(+92 from 1881)
0.51083
188154
(+1 from 1880)
499
(+28 from 1880)
0.50478
188055
First SSA data recorded
471
First SSA data recorded
0.48256

American States Popularity Rankings for Marie

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#10052021#8412022#6672023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#4722021#4222022#3982023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#5302021#5652022#4942023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#10062021#7692022#7782023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#6512021#5172022#6462023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#6552021#7402022#7992023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#5012021#7852022#5862023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#4062021#5352022#4952023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#7092021#8052022#10012023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#3152021#3722022#3322023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#5002021#5342022#5772023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#6582021#4562022#4592023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#7332021#7372022#8542023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#5712021#8052022#9882023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#5552021#2512022#4842023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#4802021#4462022#4702023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#6322021#8252022#7832023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#5632021#3952022#7352023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#4992017#5332021#5282022

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#6912017#5612018#6082022

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#8692021#8702022#6132023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#4222021#6612022#4732023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#7562021#8892022#8852023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#8702021#8002022#8692023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#5802003#5962005#6332017

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#4782021#6412022#6472023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#4582021#5982022#6862023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#6942021#6702022#10382023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#5252006#6492021#6502023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#6742021#7432022#7382023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#2361993#2041995#2401998

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#3141990#3091999#3102005

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#6892016#4982022#3412023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#4862015#4722018#3752020

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1821987#2161988#1231992

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#4112018#2982022#3622023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#5732021#8202022#9132023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#7502017#5272018#5832020

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#2162012#2342021#2172022

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#5392021#6602022#6422023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#941991#1831993#1671994

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1421991#1561993#2001999

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#2151992#1771993#2682014

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1802012#2412016#2352018

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#3632011#4352014#4292023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#1391987#1291989#1321990

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1261989#2132002#2182020

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#2491995#2461996#2342011

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1311999#2072012#1022021

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#4842013#6162015#6182017

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1411980#1811981#1171983

Popularity Rankings for Marie in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#12020#12021#32022

Popularity in Greenland

Greenland flagGreenland#22019#22020#32021

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#102021#112022#132023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#132020#132021#212022

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#282021#342022#35First half of 2023

Popularity in Medieval England

Medieval England flagMedieval England#291377-1381

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#362021#302022#512023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#562000

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#772019#892020#922021

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#891959#961961#1001965

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#1122020#1472021#1422022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3602020#3562021#2612022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2962017#3972020#4462021

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#3032004#5402006#4032007

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3262021

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3342021#4332022#3862023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3612006#3402007#4202009

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#3652005#3882009#3752021

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#5862021#9052022#4042023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#5712020#7172021#6582022

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#9492017#8432018#8212020

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#9252022#8802023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Marie a Name for Boys or Girls?

Marie is primarily a feminine name. However, in some cultures and compound names (e.g., Jean-Marie in France), it is also used for boys. Generally, it is widely recognized as a girl’s name.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Marie

Marie in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Marie Antoinette (Queen, 1755-1793): The last queen of France before the French Revolution, known for her extravagant lifestyle and tragic end.
  • Marie Curie (Physicist, 1867-1934): A Polish-born French physicist and chemist, she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields.
  • Marie Osmond (TV Show Host, born 1959): An American singer, actress, and television show host, famous for her part in the Osmond family music group and her solo career.
  • Marie Kondo (Reality Star, born 1984): A Japanese organizing consultant and author, known globally for her book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and her Netflix series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."
  • Marie Laveau (Religious Leader, 1801-1881): An American Voodoo practitioner renowned in New Orleans for her spiritual influence and healing abilities.
  • Marie Fredriksson (Pop Singer, 1958-2019): A Swedish singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the pop rock duo Roxette.
  • Marie Avgeropoulos (TV Actress, born 1986): A Canadian actress and model, famous for her role as Octavia Blake on the TV series "The 100."
  • Marie Trintignant (Movie Actress, 1962-2003): A French actress known for her roles in over 50 films and TV shows, including "Betty" and "La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille."
  • Marie Tussaud (Sculptor, 1761-1850): A French sculptor who founded the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum.
  • Marie Lu (Novelist, born 1984): An American author known for her best-selling young adult novels, including the "Legend" series.
  • Marie Van Brittan Brown (Inventor, 1922-1999): An American inventor who created the first home security system, revolutionizing modern security systems.
  • Marie Yovanovitch (Diplomat, born 1958): A former U.S. ambassador and senior member of the U.S. Foreign Service, known for her service in Ukraine and Armenia.
  • Marie ("The Aristocats," 1970 Film): A charming white kitten from Disney's animated movie who is known for her elegance and love for music.
  • Marie Barone ("Everybody Loves Raymond," 1996 TV Show): The overbearing and meddlesome mother of Ray and Robert Barone in this popular sitcom.
  • Marie Schrader ("Breaking Bad," 2008 TV Show): Hank Schrader's wife, who struggles with kleptomania and provides support to her sister Skyler.
  • Marie Cardona ("The Stranger," 1942 Novel): The love interest of Meursault, the protagonist in Albert Camus's existential novel.
  • Marie Calvet ("Mad Men," 2007 TV Show): The sophisticated and unhappy mother of Megan Draper.
  • Marie ("Marie Antoinette," 2006 Film): A portrayal of the famous French queen, Marie Antoinette, played by Kirsten Dunst, depicting her life and eventual downfall.
  • Marie ("Despicable Me," 2010 Film): One of the three orphan girls adopted by Gru, known for her curiosity and loving nature.