Mary is a popular name worldwide, and the most popular name for a female in the United States. During the 1990 US Census, approximately 2.629% of females counted had the first name Mary.
There have been a number of important women who have gone by the name Mary:
Mary is Miriam in the Hebrew language.
In Japanese, Mari means, "eternal truth".
In 1905, George M. Cohan wrote a song called "Mary"  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
Mary is slang in some gay communities for a male homosexual.
Last updated: 08-20-2005 14:03:41