Name: Marie

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marie

  • Meaning:
    Bitter
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    French form of Mary
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAH ree)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marie

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    French cognate of Maria; French form of Mary.

    Also the earlier form of the name in England until the Authorized version of the Bible established Mary as the English spelling.

    Marie was the name of various queens of France, in particular, Marie Antoinette who was executed during the French revolution.

    Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist who won a Nobel prize twice - for physics in 1903 for her work on radiation, and for chemistry in 1911 for discovering polonium and radium.

    The name Marie is often found in compound names such as Anne-Marie, or Marie-Louise.

    It was the 2nd most popular name in Belgium in 2006.

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