What’s in a name? Well, for Mary, that answer is complicated. The middle name can be just as important as the first and last names when it comes to making sure she has a good one.
Whether you want to give her something traditional or unique, here are 121+ beautiful and unusual options!
What Does The Name Mary Mean?
Mary is a feminine given name that is derived from the Latin form of the Greek name M (Mara) or (Mariam), which may be found in the Septuagint and the New Testament. It’s possible that the name comes from the Egyptian language; it’s most likely derived from the root mr, which means “love; cherished.”
People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means. As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.
How Do You Pronounce Mary?
Mary is pronounced as /MARE ee/.
Famous People Called Mary
- Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897–1965), daughter of George V of the United Kingdom
- Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (born 1972), Australian-born wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
- Mary Ogden Abbott (1894–1981), American artist, traveler and equestrian
- Mary Newbury Adams (1837–1901), American women’s suffragist and education advocate
- Mary Grant (politician) (1928–2016), Ghanaian politician
- Mary Henderson (journalist) (1919–2004), Greek-born British journalist and host
- Mary H J Henderson (1874 – 1938), administrator with World War I Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service
- Mary Dorothea Heron (c.1897–1960), first woman to be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland
- Mary Johnson (first lady) (c. 1830–1887), first lady of California
- Mary T. Washington (1906–2005), first African-American woman to be a certified public accountant in the United States
How Common is the Name Mary?
Mary was given to a child on August 20, 1843, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.
Mary is the world’s sixth most prevalent name. Between 1880 and 2019, the Social Security Administration registered 4,143,217 babies born in the United States with Mary as their first name.
With a total of 73,985 infants born in 1921, Mary was the most popular first name. Mary remains more prevalent in the Southern United States than elsewhere in the country.
In 2007, Mary was the 15th most popular name for girls born in Alabama, the 22nd most popular name for girls born in Mississippi, and the 44th most popular name for girls born in North Carolina.
How to Choose the Perfect Name to Go with Mary
The most appropriate middle name for Mary is the one that blends nicely with her first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Mary from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.
Say the names out loud with Mary at the start. For example, Mary Ann. Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.
Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.
Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider looking for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.
By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Mary.
99 Best Middle Names for Mary
We’ve pulled together the best girl’s names that match with Mary. Here’s our list:
|Mary Kiara (See best names for Kiara)
First Name for Middle Name Mary
If you have already decided on Mary as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Mary makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!
10 Classic Girl Names That Go Well With Mary
10 Modern Names That Go With Mary
10 Unusual Girl Names That Go With Mary
European Names That Match the Name Mary
If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Mary. We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.
7 Irish Girl Names That Go with Mary
If you like Irish girl names check out our post.
|Mary Deirdre (deer-dra)
|Mary Roisin (ro-sheen)
|Mary Ciara (kee-ra)
|Mary Muireann (mweer-in)
|Mary Eilis (ay-lish)
|Mary Dearbhla (durv-la)
7 French Names to Go with Mary
7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Mary
|Mary María Fernanda
7 Italian Names for Mary
7 German Names for Mary
7 Polish Names for Mary
Names of Certain Length
If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.
7 Names with 1 Syllable
7 Names with 2 Syllables
7 Names with 3 Syllables
Names with the Same Initial
7 Names Starting with A Vowel
Nicknames for Mary
Mary is often given the following nicknames:
Different Ways to Spell Mary
Similar Names Like Mary
Sibling Names for Mary
If you already have a child named Mary, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Mary.
Sister Names for Mary
If you already have a baby Mary, and she’s going to be an older sister, then we’ve come up with some gorgeous sister names!
|Mary & Sara
|Mary & Skylar (see names like Skylar)
|Mary & Palmer
|Mary & Legacy
|Mary & Kaia
|Mary & Carmen
|Mary & Vera
|Mary & Izabella
|Mary & Leah
|Mary & Eliana
If you like these names, check out our post on good middle names for Marceline
Brother Names for Mary
If you are expecting a baby boy, and already have Mary then check out our boy names that will match your baby girl!
|Mary & Cesar
|Mary & Abdiel
|Mary & Jalen
|Mary & Morgan
|Mary & Bryant
|Mary & Kieran
|Mary & Lachlan
|Mary & Garrett
|Mary & Brantley
|Mary & Eugene
What are middle names for?
Middle names are a great way to honor family members, express your individuality, or commemorate someone special. Often people can make the middle name a nickname later on or even you can put the initials together to form a new name, for example, Mary Faith could become MF!
Research has also indicated that having middle names improves people’s chances of getting a better job in the future! According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, people who have middle names are believed to have a high social position and to be intellectually superior.
Take Away For Baby Name Mary
Middle names are a cool way to add some character to your child’s name. Whether you want something more traditional, or if you’re looking for some modern options, we have the best of both worlds in this article!
We hope our list has given you inspiration and narrowed down your choices for your baby girl Mary, so that ultimately it is easier for you to decide on the perfect middle name.
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