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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Mare

Mare is a beautiful nature-inspired feminine name with Latin and Irish roots. Mare denotes ‘a female horse.’ The name stands for ‘star of the sea.’ Mare is also a variation of the Irish name Mary, which means ‘drop of sea’ and ‘sweet.’ The name is also known to be derived from the Gaelic term na mara, which means ‘of the sea.’ Mare is also known to be a habitational name and may be derived from the Old Norse word ’marr,’ which is commonly linked with the sea, marsh, or a fen.

Mare is used as a surname as well as a given name. It’s known to be a diminutive of names like Maria and Mai. The phonetic spelling of the name is MA-reh, and some very common variants are Malle, Marge, Maia, Maarika, Manca, and Marica. Mae, Mimi, may, Mare-bear are just a few of many affectionate nicknames for a person named Mare. Parents and loved ones can pick any nickname their heart approves of.

Mare has also made its appearance in the pop-culture world. The characters named  Mare Barrow from the novel Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Mare from the trilogy Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson and Mare bello fiore, a character from the anime Overload are a couple of well-known characters named Mare. Some more characters named Mare include Mare as the title of the Japanese drama series, Mare’s leg is also a name given to a pistol in the fictional TV series  Wanted: Dead or Alive, Mare Sheehan, a character from the American crime drama Mare of Easttown, Mayor Mare, from the animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and a novel written by Mary Gaitskill titled The Mare and the song Mare by black eyed peas from the album named The E.N.D.


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Wished for child; Sea of bitterness
1 word, 4 letters, 2 vowels, 2 consonants
Short and easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Mare?

Pronounced as m-air

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Mare in English.

Famous People With The Name Mare

  • Mare KandreA Swedish writer of Estonian descent whose works have been translated to more than eight languages.
  • Mare VintAn Estonian graphic artist who mostly depicted an ideal landscape in her works.
  • Walter de la Mare An English poet, short story writer, and novelist known for the poem ‘The Listeners.’

Names With Similar Sound As Mare

Want to know about names that sound as alluring as Mare? Check out the names below.

Popular Sibling Names For Mare

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Mare, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Mare

Find matching brother names for Mare and create a wonderful team of siblings.

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Girl Sibling Names For Mare

Looking for some suitable sister names for Mare? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

Mahri heart imageMaire heart imageMairon heart imageMarabella heart imageMaraia heart imageMaranz heart imageMaranzie heart imageMaraya heart imageMarca heart imageMardelle heart image

Other Popular Names Beginning With M

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter M to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Mare

Loved the mysterious meaning of Mare. Check out the names below with similar meanings.

Anagram Names Of Mare

William Shakespeare is known for his ‘onomastic wit,’ with anagrams being one of them (remember the play Twelfth Night?). Anagram is the rearrangement of the same letters to form different words. Anagramming names has been in vogue for centuries now, and why not when it can create some cute names? Anagram baby names stand out with their unique sound and spellings. You may try an anagram of your name or your partner’s; even better if you combine both names and then try an anagram for the baby. It all stays in the family this way. You may also try anagram names for siblings, especially twins. Here are some anagrams of Mare.

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Popular Songs On The Name Mare

Acrostic Poem On Mare

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Mare with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?


Modest and matured, you make people allured.


Adorable like a sweet-smelling rose.


Rigid and resilient, like a tree, firmly rooted.


Eager to learn and expand your vision.

Mare’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name Mare. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Simha (Leo)
Starting letters for Simha (Leo) rashiM, TT
Ruling bodySun

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Simha (Leo) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Magha (Makha, Makam)Leo (0 to 13.20 degrees)KetuMa, Maa, Mi, Mee, Mu, Me
Purva Phalguni (Pooram, Pubba)Leo (13.20 to 26.40 degrees)VenusMo, Ta, Taa, Ti, Tee, Tu
Uttara Phalguni (Uthiram, Utram)Leo (26.40 to 30 degrees)SunTe, Ta, Taa, To, Pa, Paa, Pi, Pee

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Mare In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Mare in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Mare, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!


How To Communicate The Name Mare In Sign Languages

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Name Numerology For Mare

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Mare, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

Baby Name Lists Containing Mare

Movie Titles Inspired By The Name Mare

Discover the presence of Mare in an array of films. Know about the various movies that have this name.

Movie titleOther titlesRelease year
Uno Strano Weekend al Mare2022
Con il mare negli occhi2021
The Wanting MareThe Whithering Winters2020
MareDesejo de Voar, Μάρε2020
Dillo al mare2020
A Planet in the SeaIl pianeta in mare, Planeta na morzu2019
Forse è solo mal di mare2019
Mare di grano2018

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Mare?

The name Mare means wished for child, and sea of bitterness.

2. What is the origin of the name Mare?

Mare has a Hebrew origin.

3. How to pronounce the name Mare?

Mare is pronounced as m-air.

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