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Appendix:Names derived from Miryam

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Jean Paul Richter
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Miryam is a Hebrew given name. It is thought to mean "sea of bitterness," "rebelliousness," or "wished-for child" from the Hebrew, or to be derived from the Ancient Egyptian word mry, meaning "beloved," mr, meaning "love",[1] or even Meryamun "beloved of Amun".[2] The English and Romance language derivations have also become associated with the Latin word mar, meaning "sea."


  • Notes:
  1. ^ Behind the Name: Mary
  2. ^ Holly Ingraham, People's names: A Cross-Cultural Guide to the Proper Use of Over 40,000 Names in Over One Hundred Culture Groups (1997). This suggested etymology is disputed; as a female name it would be "Meritamun", which is not that close in pronunciation.