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Quick Facts on Maryjane

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
Mary + Jane

Characteristics of Maryjane

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Maryjane

MaryJane is basically a compound name – the pairing of popular English female names Mary and Jane (similar to Maryann, Marybeth or Marylou). As the mother of Jesus Christ, Mary was generally considered off limits as a name too holy for use. This unspoken naming rule loosened by the later Middle Ages and Mary (Marie, Maria, etc) eventually became the most successful female given name in the history of the Western World. It’s no surprise that various forms of this name spawned themselves over time. MaryJane is one such example of this trend. The origin of the name Mary ultimately comes from the Hebrew Miryam (מִרְיָם) which most likely is derived from the Egyptian element “mry” meaning “beloved”. The first person that held the name Miriam can be found in the Old Testament (Exodus) as Moses’ sister who happened to be a Hebrew born in Egypt (which is why the Egyptian meaning makes the most sense). The name was eventually Latinized to Maria from the Greek Μαριαμ (Miriam) which eventually morphed into Mary in English. The name Jane is also English; it developed as a female form of John (ultimately from the Hebrew “Yochanan” (יוֹחָנָן) meaning “Yahweh is gracious” or “God is generous, merciful”.

Popularity of the Name Maryjane

MaryJane has been in circulation in the United States since 1914. It was most popular in the early 1920s when compound names were quite fashionable (especially ones containing the name Mary). We also found names like Rosemary, Maryann, Maryellen, Marylou, Marybelle and Marylouise on the charts in the 1920s. Such names became far less stylish in the 1960s, and pretty much Maryjane disappeared from the charts completely for about 40 years between 1965 and 2005. The name resurfaces momentarily between 2005 and 2009, but it once again retreated into the shadows. Parents aren’t really using Mary in a compound sense anymore. Instead, when it comes to the Mary names, parents are preferring the pet form (Molly), the exotic Hawaiian version (Malia) or more modern spins on the name (Mariah, Marissa). MaryJane is pretty outdated by today’s standards, but it’s still an old-fashioned charmer in our book. It’s also a code name for marijuana.
Popularity of the Girl Name Maryjane
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Maryjane

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Maryjane

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Maryjane

    MaryJane We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name MaryJane.

  • Popular Songs on Maryjane

    Popular Songs on Maryjane

    Mary Jane - a song by Rick James

    Mary Jane - a song by Scarface [explicit]

    Mary Jane - a song by The Everly Brothers

    Mary Jane - a song by Janis Joplin

    Mary Jane - a song by Megadeth

    Mary Jane - a song by The Miracle Workers

    Mary Jane - a song by Alanis Morissette

    Mary Jane - a song by Pete Townshend

    Mary Jane - a song on The Spin Doctors

    Mary Jane - a song by The Vines

    Mary Jane - a song by Tori Amos

    Mary Jane (All Night Long) - a song by Mary J. Blige

    Mary Jane Shoes - a song by Fergie

    Mary Jane's Last Dance - a song by Tom Petty

    Mary-Jane - a song by Quick Silver [explicit]

    MaryJane - a song by Natural Vibrations

    Molly & Maryjane - a song by L Maze [explicit]

    The Thoughts of Mary Jane - a song by Nick Drake

    What's the New Mary Jane - a song by The Beatles

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Maryjane

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Maryjane

    Glamping with Mary Jane: Glamour + Camping (MaryJane Butters) - MaryJane Butters’ go-to guide for putting glamour into camping. The New York Times says: “Glamping, or glamour camping, one of the MaryJane's pet concepts, is about the juxtaposition of rugged and really pretty, grit and glam, diesel and absolutely darling." Glamping is essentially unleashing your inner wild while wearing a pair of fishing-lure earrings-is for every woman (or man!) who ever had a get-away-from-it-all fantasy (with a few frilly embellishments thrown in). Learn about the never-fail campfire, cooking with cast iron, how to change a flat, and much, much more. Like the infamous Calamity Jane, who said, “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” Recommended for ages 13+

  • Famous People Named Maryjane

    Famous People Named Maryjane

    Famous People Named MaryJane - Mary Jane Blige (singer/songwriter)

  • Children of Famous People Named Maryjane

    Children of Famous People Named Maryjane

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Maryjane - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child MaryJane.

  • Historic Figures

    Maryjane - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    MaryJane - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name MaryJane.

Personality of the Girl Name Maryjane

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Maryjane

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