Mirjam

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of the Hebrew name מִרְיָם (Miryam) of uncertain origin and meaning [1]

Theories include:

1) Egyptian mry = 'beloved' [2] [3] [4]

2) Egyptian mr = 'love' [3]

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3) Hebrew mrh = 'corpulent' [2] [5] [6] [4]

4) Hebrew mirjám = 'rebellious', 'defiant' [7] [2]

5) Hebrew miryam = 'seeress', 'woman' [8] [9]

6) Hebrew ma-râma = 'whished-for child' [10] [11] [12] [4]

7) Hebrew merî = 'rebellion' [10] [12]

8) Hebrew 'bitter, sad' [6]

Related Names

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Miriem
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Mirijam
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Mirjam
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Mirjami
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Miryam
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Myriam
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Swedish

See also: Maria, Mariam, Mira, Mireio, Miri, Mirian, Mirja, Mirjana, Mirkka, Mirle, Mirva

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Mirjamarson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Mirjamardóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Mirjam
Genitive: Mirjams
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Mirjam
Accusative: Mirjam
Dative: Mirjam
Genitive: Mirjamar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Mirjam
Genitive: Mirjamin
Partitive: Mirjamia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Mirjam
Accusative: Mirjam
Dative: Mirjam
Genitive: Mirjamar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Mirjam
Genitive: Mirjams
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Mirjam
Genitive: Mirjams

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

5 July

Norway Norway

5 July

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

30 April

Sweden Sweden

1 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Bible

  • Mirjam and Aron were sister and brother of Moses in the Old Testament

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[14]
n.a.
26807
n.a.
26801
n.a.
6
Sweden Sweden[15]
1237 2812 1237 2812 0 0
Denmark Denmark[16]
246
n.a.
246
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
6 11
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[18]
483
n.a.
483
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[19]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Mirjam (f) Sources: [15][16][18][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Mirjam (f) Sources: [20]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  7. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  10. 10.0 10.1 E. G. Withycombe: The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1977)
  11. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  13. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  14. 14.0 14.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. 18.0 18.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  19. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  20. details see Name Statistic tables