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Marie (F)>

Marie (female)

Variants:Maria (F)
Diminutive(s):Marielle (F)
Pet Name(s):Manon (F)
Derivative(s):Marianna (F) Marianne (F) Marie-Ange (F) Marie-France (F) Marion (F) Mary (F) Maryvonne (F) Rosemarie (F)
Derivative of:Miriam (F)
Masculine form:Marie (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

French form of Maria and Mary [q.v.], derived from the Hebrew Biblical name Miriam/Miriamne.

Mary was the original Anglicized form although Marie has been used in English-speaking communities since the 19th century.

In France, the name also occurs in combination with male names, as well as female names, in honour of the Virgin Mary, for instance "Jean-Marie".