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María Information -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

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Meanings and Variations

María is from Hebrew meaning Bitter.
Alternates for María include: Mareah, Mariya, Marria, Marriah, Marea, Marrina, and Mariesa
Some forms of María are: Maria, and Mary
María is associated with these categories: Biblical, Saint, Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous Children Named María
Given name: Maria Owings
Father: Robert Sargent Shriver, Political Appointee
Mother: Eunice Kennedy, Special Olympics

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