wished for child
Miriam as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin meaning "wished for child". It is an older version of the name Mary. In the Bible, Miriam is the sister of Moses, who saved his life as a baby when she hid him in a basket among the rushes at the river's edge for the Pharaoh's daughter to find. The name was revived in the 18th century.
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