The name "Mary" is the usual English form of Maria, which was the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from the Hebrew name מִרְיָם (Miryam). The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".
Behind the scenes
- Mary may be related to wizard Ragmar Dorkins.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)