Pronounced mer-YUM, orig. from the Aramaic language. Maryam is the English transliteration of مريم in Arabic and מִרְיָם in Hebrew. This name has many spellings and variations, depending on language and place of origin. Woman in ancient history who had this name were Maryam, mother of Jesus, as well as Maryam, sister of Moses. Muslims, Jews, and Christians use the names Maryam, Miriam, and Mary, respectively. The name has many meanings and connotations.