Maria

Maria - A unique female name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Maria, meaning wished-for child, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #136. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Maria and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Maria? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Maria. The baby girl name Maria was given to 3,001 baby girls in 2012, ranking #101 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 471 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Maria peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1973 on position 31.



Famous with this name

Marķa Valverde
Maria Bello
Alexandra Maria Lara


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Maria is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Maria is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #58 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #340.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Maria is where you live.


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Maria origin and meaning

Maria is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means wished-for child. To see famous people named Maria, pop culture references for the name Maria and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Maria

We've found the following names that sound similar to Maria, sorted by popularity.

Mary / Marie / Mariah / Myra / Mayra / Maura / Mara / Mari / Moriah / Mireya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012101
201192
201086
200970
200863
200753
200646
200546
200442
200342
200240
200141
200041
199940
199843
199738
199637
199544
199447
199345
199245
199145
199047
198956
198860
198753
198649
198552
198450
198343
198242
198140
198036
197937
197836
197736
197634
197531
197431
197331
197232
197137
197039
196940
196841
196742
196644
196546
196441
196343
196249
196157
196059
195962
195865
195771
195674
195569
195465
195368
195272
195175
195073
194972
194875
194779
194691
194586
194480
1943104
194298
1941104
1940120
1939121
1938122
1937127
1936121
1935117
1934117
1933126
1932121
1931110
1930102
1929100
1928105
1927107
1926116
1925115
1924121
1923133
1922132
1921130
1920131
1919139
1918149
1917149
1916160
1915150
1914135
1913134
1912134
1911131
1910136

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas58
New Mexico61
Alaska61
Arizona62
District of Columbia76
Florida76
New Jersey76
Delaware77
California79
Oregon82
Nebraska83
Colorado87
New York89
Washington92
Wyoming96
Michigan102
Massachusetts104
Connecticut104
Alabama106
Illinois106
Ohio108
Pennsylvania108
Georgia113
Nevada121
South Carolina128
Tennessee130
Arkansas131
Virginia136
Maryland141
North Carolina141
Oklahoma142
Kentucky152
Indiana159
Missouri162
Mississippi162
Kansas163
South Dakota179
Utah180
Minnesota182
Maine186
North Dakota187
New Hampshire188
Wisconsin192
Iowa209
Idaho216
Louisiana229
West Virginia340

Even more about Maria


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Maria a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Maria?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1973
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Maria
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 471
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,001

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