US Popularity:531
Meaning:Wished-for child; Sea of bitterness, bitter
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. The name also has another meaning of "sea of bitterness" or "bitter," perhaps serving as a reminder to baby that its normal for their emotions to ebb and flow. Whatever you take from Miriam, it is a sweet name to give your cherished little one.

Miriam Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Miriam is currently #466 on The Bump
Girl:Miriam is currently #192 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Miriam is currently #531 in U.S. births
Girl:Miriam is currently #189 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 37
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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