Maria

Russian female names

Written in Russian:

Мария [ ma-REE-ya ]

Origin and meaning:

Maria is the Latin form of Mary, which in its turn is derived from the Hebrew Miryām.

Diminutive forms:

Almost every name in Russian can have multiple diminutive versions that are used by friends and family. Here are the dimunitive versions for Мария:

  • Masha (Маша)
  • Mashulya (Машуля)
  • Mashen'ka (Машенька)

Equivalents in other languages:

  • Mariah
  • Mary
  • Marie
  • Mariam
  • Maryam
  • Mariana
  • Marianne
  • Miri
  • Mimi
  • Meryl
  • Mara