Over 2.2 million Romanian citizens bear the name of Maria or derived names, according to the Directorate for Persons’ Records and Data Base Administration within the Interior Ministry.
Of the total number of Romanians bearing such names, 1,819,378 are women and 416,844 are men, MAI informs in a release.
Most women, namely 1,398,464 are named Maria, other 273,454, Mariana, other 51,620 have the name Marinela, and 31,149, Mioara, MAI points out.
‘To these there are added a number of 25,947 women named Marina, 25,447, Marilena, 10,834, Marioara, 1,685, Mariuca, and other 162, Maria. The existing statistic data with the Directorate for Persons’ Records and Data Base Administration within MAI also show that a number of 310,751 men are named Marian, 102,620, Marin, and other 3,332, Marinica,’ the release also shows.(Agenţia Naţională de Presă AGERPRES)