Maryam or Mariam (Arabic: مريم) is the Arabic name of Mary the mother of Jesus (Arabic Isa), mentioned in the Qur'an . The name has the same form in Judeo-Aramaic, Armenian, and Georgian. The Hebrew variant of the name is Miriam.
The name may have originated from the Egyptian myr "beloved" or mr "love" or the derived ancient Egyptian name Meritamen or Meri-Amun, "beloved of the God Amun". It was incorporated in the Exodus narrative as Miriam, the name of Moses' sister.
It became common in ancient Israel, hence its appearance in the gospel narrative as the name of Jesus' mother and several other women. It is also believed that the name means 'rebellious'.
The name is very common among in Arab, Iranian, Bosnian and other Muslim cultures. In modern Persian, it is the name of the flower tuberose