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Miriam Name Popularity

How popular is the name Miriam? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 190 311 0.0883%
1911 164 434 0.1165%
1912 158 651 0.1291%
1913 147 780 0.1376%
1914 151 948 0.136%
1915 140 1,338 0.1473%
1916 140 1,447 0.1498%
1917 134 1,592 0.1591%
1918 137 1,692 0.1577%
1919 145 1,511 0.1443%
1920 140 1,725 0.1551%
1921 148 1,715 0.1498%
1922 151 1,619 0.1453%
1923 145 1,711 0.1528%
1924 143 1,818 0.1566%
1925 154 1,574 0.1393%
1926 155 1,485 0.135%
1927 163 1,347 0.1217%
1928 168 1,211 0.1132%
1929 186 1,032 0.0996%
1930 182 1,022 0.0978%
1931 210 819 0.083%
1932 201 865 0.0876%
1933 188 879 0.0943%
1934 218 799 0.0827%
1935 216 758 0.078%
1936 216 721 0.0748%
1937 220 725 0.0736%
1938 219 732 0.0715%
1939 230 690 0.0678%
1940 233 694 0.0653%
1941 240 688 0.0611%
1942 258 675 0.0535%
1943 268 665 0.0509%
1944 259 669 0.054%
1945 259 640 0.0525%
1946 276 666 0.0451%
1947 279 731 0.0438%
1948 291 660 0.0413%
1949 293 658 0.0409%
1950 263 809 0.0502%
1951 265 836 0.0493%
1952 266 869 0.0498%
1953 275 869 0.0491%
1954 256 1,001 0.0548%
1955 265 979 0.0532%
1956 265 1,004 0.0532%
1957 296 913 0.0474%
1958 284 953 0.0504%
1959 296 915 0.0482%
1960 281 1,019 0.0538%
1961 299 910 0.0482%
1962 291 965 0.0526%
1963 312 850 0.0474%
1964 319 824 0.0468%
1965 330 706 0.0432%
1966 346 638 0.0409%
1967 349 613 0.0404%
1968 346 608 0.0405%
1969 384 561 0.0364%
1970 367 625 0.0393%
1971 357 650 0.0433%
1972 373 532 0.0391%
1973 356 554 0.0427%
1974 365 543 0.0418%
1975 340 613 0.0477%
1976 346 576 0.0447%
1977 342 620 0.046%
1978 350 579 0.0431%
1979 317 713 0.0506%
1980 308 752 0.0514%
1981 303 761 0.0518%
1982 301 780 0.0522%
1983 313 703 0.0476%
1984 309 740 0.0497%
1985 324 702 0.0463%
1986 321 709 0.047%
1987 322 714 0.0468%
1988 339 693 0.0445%
1989 314 774 0.048%
1990 284 936 0.0565%
1991 275 971 0.0596%
1992 271 1,007 0.0631%
1993 274 982 0.063%
1994 278 978 0.0637%
1995 288 926 0.0614%
1996 290 973 0.065%
1997 307 912 0.0617%
1998 309 951 0.0635%
1999 294 1,018 0.068%
2000 279 1,133 0.0742%
2001 293 1,044 0.0693%
2002 284 1,069 0.0713%
2003 285 1,063 0.0699%
2004 275 1,166 0.0765%
2005 275 1,168 0.0764%
2006 287 1,124 0.0718%
2007 294 1,116 0.0707%
2008 301 1,064 0.0688%
2009 305 1,046 0.07%
2010 299 1,048 0.0727%
2011 326 917 0.0644%
2012 300 1,020 0.0716%
2013 285 1,067 0.0749%
2014 303 1,033 0.0709%
2015 286 1,069 0.0735%
2016 287 1,078 0.0748%
2017 279 1,107 0.0793%
2018 296 1,056 0.0769%
2019 282 1,114 0.0823%

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Names Like Miriam

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What names are variants of Miriam?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Miriam.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mariam

Star of the sea

Latin

Maryam

Hebrew

Meriam

Hebrew

Meryam

Hebrew

Mimi

A diminutive form of Miriam and, through the French, of Wilhelmina.

French

Mirham

Hebrew

Mirjam

Hebrew

Mirjana

Hebrew

Mirriam

Hebrew

Miryam

Hebrew

Mitzi

German

Mitzie

Hebrew

Miyana

Hebrew

Miyanna

Hebrew

Myriam

Hebrew


What names sound like Miriam?

If you like how Miriam sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Miriam.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mairim

Star of the sea

Irish


What names are similar to Miriam?

Find a name that’s like Miriam, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Marianne

A combined form of Mary and Anne, Anne here representing, it is believed, the mother of the Virgin Mary.

French


Lists With Miriam

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Siblings of Miriam

Mamas with kids named Miriam also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gershom

Exile

Hebrew

Joshua

God is salvation

Hebrew

3 Comments

  1. First prophetess in the Bible!

  2. I just thought the name Miriam was real cute and unique.. I got the name Miriam from out of our bible study book we were reading and I said if I was to ever have a baby girl I was going to name her Miriam?

  3. When we found out we were having a daughter it was not long since the passing of my father in laws mother and we were happy to pick this name to honour her after her passing as is the custom of Ashkenazi Jews and bring happiness to my father in law. I am happy with the name and like it, Miriam was an important biblical prophetess and many great women have been named after her. I hope my daughter will be worthy of the name.


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