US Popularity:10866
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Beloved, wished-for child; Bitterness, sea of bitterness; Of the sea
A beautifully unique girl's name of Hebrew origins, Mare holds the meanings “beloved,” “wished-for child,” “bitterness” or “sea of bitterness,” and derives from the Hebrew Mary. Mare may also come from the Gaelic term na mara, meaning “of the sea.” Other forms of this unique title include Mair, Maire, Maree, and Maura. For those thalassophiles out there, Mare is a wonderful name for honoring one's love of the ocean. The sea can represent both chaos and calmness and continues to be a glorious mystery to explorers today. Baby Mare will undoubtedly be a shining star in others' eyes, embodying strength and courage through all of life's challenges.

Mare Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mare is currently #4467 on The Bump
Girl:Mare is currently #1995 on The Bump Girl Names

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 1989
+ 1264
from 1988
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 216

  • Ancestry, Mare Family History

  • Behind the Name, Mare, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Mary, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Mare

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