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Marie is the French version of the classic Mary. It’s a very royal name with several European queens bearing the name, most famously Marie Antoinette. For some reason parents seem to enjoy using it more as a middle name than a first name, and even that has been waning in use. It’s definitely not a popular name in the US, but remains widely used in Europe.
Singer Marie Osmond, Queen Marie Antoinette, Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie
Daughter of Colin Powell, Daughter of Ronana Keating