Mary is the mother of all girl names (get it?). Being the name of several significant women in the Bible–including Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene–paired with its demure sound has made Mary a girl name All-Star. Mary was the #1 girls name for over seventy years, making it the most famous girls name of the century. However it has recently been dropping down the list in lieu of less proper sounding names like Maria.


  • english:
  • hebrew: Bitter


Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Singer Mary J. Blige, Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen, Actress Mary-Louise Parker, Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, Author Mary Shelley (Wollstonecraft's daughter), Queen Mary (known as Queen of Scots),

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Daughter of Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep and Don Gummer, Daughter of James Marsden, Daughter of Lily Allen, Daughter of Louis C.K.