Meaning of the Name Mairi

Mairi name is the Scottish version of the English name Mary and it is similar to the Welsh name Mair. The meaning of Mairi is ‘beloved’ and it is Hebrew in origin.


The name Mairi was the 267th most popular name for girls in the country of Scotland in 2012 (Scottish government’s figures) and it looks like it’s popularity will continue to increase over the next few years.

Famous People Called Mairi

There are many famous Scottish women named Mairi. Mairi Campbell was a famous singer and musician. She won several awards for her voice including the Scots Trad Music Singer of the Year award in 2007. She also won an award for best singer of the year. Mairi Chisholm was one of the first woman nurses and ambulance drivers in the First World War. She made her way at a time when women were not thought of as heroes. Mairi Hedderwick was an illustrator and author in Scotland and has written many well known books. This name is one the rise of popular girl’s name in the country of Scotland.

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