Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:561
Meaning:wished-for child
Miriam is a girl's name of Hebrew origin. As it means "wished-for child," Miriam offers you a heartfelt way to express your loving devotion to your new arrival. Miriam is an old form of Mary, allowing you to call baby after a family member from previous generations. It is also the name given to Moses's sister in the bible, who saved his life through clever planning and quick wit. Whatever you take from Miriam, it is a sweet name to give your cherished little one.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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