Name: Máire

Origin and Meaning of the Name Máire

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, maybe bitter
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Irish form of Mary
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAUR yah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Máire

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  • Used in:
    Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A borrowing of the name Maria.

    In the early period, the name of the Virgin Mary was considered too holy to be used. The form Muire was reserved to the Virgin Mary while the form Máire was used as a personal name and became relatively common.

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