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22 Different ways from around the world to call your child “Mary” 

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 05/20/22

If you want a slightly more unusual way to honor the Virgin Mary, take a look at some of these lovely options.

The month of May is devoted to the Virgin Mary, so we wanted to take a trip around the world to see how this most special of names is used in different countries.

If you take a look below, you’ll see some of the versions used globally. While some are rather well-known, there’d a few you may never have heard of. The name “Mary” actually means “drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved,” so any one of these options would make a perfect choice for a baby girl when you want a name packed with spiritual meaning.

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