Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English
The name Mary is the English variant of the Latin/Greek name Maria. Both of these derive from the Hebrew Maryam (more commonly spelled Miriam) which means ‘Bitterness’.
Mary is well known for being the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and being the patron Saint of humanity. The name was further popularised by being the name of two queens of England, and also Mary the Queen of Scots.