Maria Schnitzer in the US

  1. #12,263,385 Maria Schmelter
  2. #12,263,386 Maria Schmucker
  3. #12,263,387 Maria Schnaith
  4. #12,263,388 Maria Schnieder
  5. #12,263,389 Maria Schnitzer
  6. #12,263,390 Maria Schnople
  7. #12,263,391 Maria Schoenborn
  8. #12,263,392 Maria Scholten
  9. #12,263,393 Maria Scholze
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Meaning & Origins

Latin form of Mary. It arose as a back-formation from the early Christian female name Mariam, which was taken as a Latin accusative case. In fact, however, it is an indeclinable Aramaic alternative form of the Hebrew name Miriam. In the English-speaking world Maria is a learned revival dating from the 18th century, pronounced both ‘ma-ree-a’ and, more traditionally, ‘ma-rye-a’. This form of the name is also in common use in most European languages, either as the main local form of the name, as in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Polish, and Czech, or as a learned doublet of a vernacular form. In Spain not only is the name María itself enormously common, but a large number of Marian epithets and words associated with the cult of the Virgin are also used as female given names. Maria is also used as a male name in combinations such as Gianmaria (Italian) and José María (Spanish).
15th in the U.S.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German snitzen, German schnitzen ‘to cut or carve’.
16,035th in the U.S.

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