Its source is Miryam, a Hebrew name meaning "Wished-for child."
This girl's name is used in English and French.
This form of Miryam was used by the classical Jewish historian Josephus to name Israel's queen at the time of Herod the Great. Given the date of Josephus's writing (the first century A.D) it has been assumed that Mariamne most closely resembles the form of Miryam actually borne by the venerated mother of Jesus.
As a result, this name is sometimes given to Christian girls with the same devout intention that motivates the use of Mary and Maria.