Mari Family History
Mari Name Meaning
Italian: patronymic from a short form of the medieval personal name Ademaro, Adimaro, derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. In southern Italy, it is more often from a short form of Amari, or a nickname from amaro, amaru, also maru ‘unlucky’. Italian: patronymic from the personal name Mario. Catalan (Marí): occupational name from marí ‘mariner’ or nickname for someone who lived by the sea. Hungarian: from the personal name Mári, a pet form of Márton (see Martin) or Márkus (see Mark), or of the female name Mária (see Maria).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press