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There have been a number of important women who have gone by the name Mary:

Biblical Marys:

Historical Marys:

See also:

Mary is Miriam in the Hebrew language.

In Japanese, Mary means, "eternal truth".


In 1905, George M. Cohan wrote a song called "Mary" [1] (http://www.rienzihills.com/SING/mary.htm) which ended:

For it is Mary, Mary,
Plain as any name can be
But with propriety,
Society will say Marie
But it was Mary, Mary,
Long before the fashions came
And there is something
There that sounds so fair,
It's a grand old name

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