The name Maria in language and culture

Joanna Kuć

Uniwersytet w Białymstoku


Personal names are part of legal and moral traditions of each society. They preserve
various elements of material and spiritual culture. A genetic link between names and
language manifests itself in the lexical and grammatical system. Names function in society
as one of the components of culture. The name Maria appears in its original function
– as a personal name, but also as a base of secondary names: surnames, geographical
names (local, toponyms), participating in the cultural and linguistic onomasticon with
multiple meanings.


personal name, Maria, language, culture, connotations

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Kuć, J. (2021). The name Maria in language and culture. Prace Językoznawcze, 23(2), 121–135.

Joanna Kuć 
Uniwersytet w Białymstoku


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