|Meaning:||star of the sea|
|Related Names:||Mari Maria, Marianne, Marietta, Marilyn, Mary, Mary-Ellen, Maureen|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Marie comes from the name Mary, a very common name in English, meaning 'star of the sea'. The name is also a variant of Maria and was popularized because of the many instances of the name in the Bible. Mary or Maria was the mother of Jesus, and there was also Mary Magdalene and several other women sharing this name who were mentioned in the Bible in close reference to Jesus. 
The name Marie has fallen steadily in popularity in the U.S. In 2006, Marie was ranked the 578th most popular baby name for girls. This is in sharp contrast to when it was ranked number 8th from 1900-1909. The French version of the name Mary, Marie is less popular, but still on the charts in the U.S. 
Although the name is not all that popular in the U.S. any more, the name is extremely popular in Europe. At the last known data collection, Marie was ranked as 1st in Germany (2006), 2nd in Belgium (2005) and 4th in France (1998). These popularity ratings are all in reference to names given to baby girls in the country of question. 
- 'Mar' is the Latin root for 'sea'; in French it's 'mer' and in English it's 'mor'. Many female names use this root, whether in 'mar', 'mer', 'mor' or 'maur' version.
- In France, the name Marie is celebrated with a name day on August 15th. In Estonia, it is celebrated as a name day on March 25th. Additionally, there are many Catholic saints named Marie, for whom there is a day consecrated.
Many celebrity babies have the middle name Marie:
- Julie Marie, child of Al Pacino
- Clara Marie, child of Loretta Lynn
- Olive Marie, child of George Osmond
- Lisa Marie, child of Elvis Presley
- Lily Marie, child of Kathy Ireland
- Emma Marie, child of Wayne Gretzky
- Emily Marie, child of Gloria Estefan
- Marie Curie was a very famous scientist, one of the first female scientists to make her name famous, she was a chemist and won the Nobel Prize.
- Marie Antoinette was Queen of France (wife of Louis XVI), born to Habsbourg's in Austria, she came to France and married Louis XVI at the age of 14. She was executed at the guillotine for treason.
- Marie Osmond, a musician and performing artist.
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Author: Rachel Hanson
|Meaning||star of the sea +|
|Meaningnc||star of the sea +|
|Origin||French +, and Latin +|
|Rank in 2000s||470 +|
|Related||Mari Maria +, Marianne +, Marietta +, Marilyn +, Mary +, Mary-Ellen +, and Maureen +|