Miriam

Miriam - A very unique female name



  Sep 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Miriam, meaning wished-for child, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #190. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Miriam and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Miriam? 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 Miriam. The baby girl name Miriam was given to 995 baby girls in 2012, ranking #311 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,420 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Miriam peaked in popularity 100 years ago in 1917 on position 134.



Famous with this name

Miriam Shor
Miriam Flynn
Miriam Margolyes


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Miriam is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Miriam is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #69 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #696.

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 Miriam is where you live.


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Miriam origin and meaning

Miriam is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means wished-for child. To see famous people named Miriam, pop culture references for the name Miriam and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Miriam

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

Marion / Maureen / Marian / Marianne / Maryann / Marina / Mariana / Myrna / Maryanne / Marianna /

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
2012311
2011333
2010302
2009307
2008306
2007295
2006288
2005276
2004275
2003286
2002284
2001293
2000280
1999295
1998310
1997310
1996290
1995295
1994280
1993276
1992272
1991277
1990285
1989314
1988341
1987322
1986322
1985328
1984309
1983314
1982302
1981304
1980308
1979316
1978349
1977343
1976350
1975341
1974363
1973357
1972374
1971358
1970368
1969385
1968347
1967350
1966348
1965331
1964320
1963312
1962290
1961299
1960281
1959297
1958284
1957297
1956265
1955265
1954256
1953276
1952266
1951266
1950263
1949293
1948291
1947279
1946276
1945259
1944259
1943268
1942258
1941240
1940233
1939230
1938219
1937220
1936216
1935216
1934218
1933188
1932201
1931210
1930182
1929187
1928168
1927163
1926155
1925154
1924143
1923145
1922151
1921148
1920140
1919145
1918137
1917134
1916140
1915140
1914151
1913147
1912158
1911164
1910190

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey69
New York71
Idaho189
Oregon219
Utah235
District of Columbia243
Pennsylvania250
Massachusetts251
Washington295
Maryland302
Connecticut302
Iowa307
Missouri318
New Mexico339
Ohio347
Minnesota371
Indiana373
Wisconsin389
Virginia404
South Carolina411
California416
Louisiana421
Arizona430
Illinois448
Texas454
Nevada474
Arkansas484
North Carolina494
Colorado510
Tennessee553
Georgia576
Alabama596
Kentucky640
Kansas645
Oklahoma651
Michigan668
Florida696

Even more about Miriam


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 Miriam 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 Miriam?

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
1917
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Miriam
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,420
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +995

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