Marry name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marry

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Mar"ry
  1. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws or customs of the place."Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself." [Gay.]
  2. To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife, or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def. 4."A woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth husband, and being now a widow, was prohibited to marry." [Evelyn.]
  3. To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife."Mæcenas took the liberty to tell him [Augustus] that he must either marry his daughter [Julia] to Agrippa, or take away his life." [Bacon.]
  4. To take for husband or wife. See the Note below."They got him [the Duke of Monmouth] . . . to declare in writing, that the last king [Charles II.] told him he was never married to his mother." [Bp. Lloyd.]
  5. Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation."Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you." [Jer. iii. 14.]

Note: ☞ We say, a man is married to or marries a woman; or, a woman is married to or marries a man. Both of these uses are equally well authorized; but given in marriage is said only of the woman.

Etymology: OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral

verb Mar"ry
To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
interjection Mar"ry
Indeed! in truth! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Take in marriage
  2. Perform a marriage ceremony

From Middle English marien, borrowed from Anglo-Norman, Old French marier, from Latin marītāre (“to wed”), from marītus (“husband, suitor”), from mās, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méryos (“young man”), same source as Sanskrit मर्य (márya, “suitor, young man”). Compare its feminine derivatives: Welsh morwyn (“girl”), merch (“daughter”), Crimean Gothic marzus (“wedding”), Ancient Greek μεῖραξ (meîrax, “boy; girl”), Lithuanian martì (“bride”), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌𐬌𐬀‎ (mairiia, “yeoman”).)

From Middle English Marie, referring to Mary, the Virgin Mary. Mid-14th century.

Notable Persons Named Marry

Notable Persons Named Marry

Marry A. Somby

Marry A. Somby is a children's literature writer.

Marry Ntsweng

Marry Ntsweng is a soccer player. Marry was born on December 19th, 1989 in South Africa.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marry U.S.
  White 67.97% 64.26%
  African American 20.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marry

People with the last name Marry are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Marry

  • How Popular is the name Marry? Marry is the 7,352nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Marry was the 50,960th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,846 babies born with the first name Marry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marry to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marry? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Marry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marry is Saturday, May 30th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Marry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marry was in 1918 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Marry Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marry is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Tennessee have the same name in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Marry: The name spelled backwards is Yrram. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rymra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 409 people with the last name Marry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Marry as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Marry name meaning

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