The girl's name Marya \m(a)-rya, mar-ya\ is a variant of Maria (Latin) and Mary (Latin), and the meaning of Marya is "star of the sea" in latin. The Arabic name Marya means - purity; bright whiteness. A Hebrew name meaning "Wished-for child." "Seen by Yahweh" The name Marya ranked 2748th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census. Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.Some scholars believe her name could have originated in the ancient Egyptian language. Others offer alternate interpretations, including ''rebellion'' and ''sea of bitterness.''
the slavic meaning of marya is bitter.
marya is also 16th century Prussian