USAGE: Spanish, Russian, Greek Mythology
OTHER SCRIPTS: Russian, Ancient Greek
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
USAGE: French, Czech, German, English, Scandinavian
PRONOUNCED: ma-REE (French), mah-REE (German)
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, the queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.
SOURCE: Given Name
Spanish form of Gomes. From the medieval personal name Gomes, probably Visigothic in origin, from guma “man”. This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.