Mary

Mary - A very unique female name



  Apr 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mary, meaning bitter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #1. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mary and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mary? 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 Mary. The baby girl name Mary was given to 2,519 baby girls in 2012, ranking #122 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 561 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mary peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Mendum
Mary Steenburgen


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Mary is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mary is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #10 - and is the least popular in Oregon at position #269.

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 Mary is where you live.


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Mary origin and meaning

Mary is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bitter. To see famous people named Mary, pop culture references for the name Mary and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mary

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

Maria / 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
2012122
2011112
2010109
2009102
200897
200793
200680
200572
200462
200359
200251
200149
200047
199945
199845
199746
199644
199540
199437
199338
199236
199138
199035
198938
198834
198737
198637
198535
198433
198332
198230
198127
198025
197924
197824
197721
197622
197519
197413
197314
197213
19719
19709
19698
19686
19674
19663
19652
19642
19632
19622
19611
19601
19591
19581
19571
19561
19551
19541
19531
19522
19512
19502
19492
19482
19472
19461
19451
19441
19431
19421
19411
19401
19391
19381
19371
19361
19351
19341
19331
19321
19311
19301
19291
19281
19271
19261
19251
19241
19231
19221
19211
19201
19191
19181
19171
19161
19151
19141
19131
19121
19111
19101

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi10
Alabama18
Alaska35
South Carolina40
Tennessee44
District of Columbia47
Louisiana63
Kentucky65
Georgia74
North Carolina81
Arkansas83
Virginia84
Pennsylvania86
Nebraska90
Maryland100
Kansas100
Ohio101
Missouri101
Montana105
Indiana105
North Dakota106
Massachusetts127
Utah127
Minnesota137
South Dakota152
Illinois154
Iowa155
Connecticut156
Michigan157
Texas160
Maine161
Nevada169
Colorado173
Idaho173
Oklahoma178
New York188
New Jersey190
Wisconsin203
Florida209
Washington215
Arizona225
New Hampshire226
New Mexico259
California261
Oregon269

Even more about Mary


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 Mary a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Mary?

2 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
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mary
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 561
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,519

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