Mary: Mara (Hungarian, Polish, Russian), Maria (Corsican, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Scandinavian), Marie (Czech, French, German)
Meaning: Bitterness; or Sea of bitterness
Mary is a feminine given name, the English form of the name Maria. The usual meaning given by various sources for the name is the Hebrew “bitterness.” Other meanings suggested include “sea of bitterness,” “rebelliousness,” or “wished for child,” “Our Lady,” or “beloved lady,” referring to the Christian reverence for the Virgin Mary. The name could also be a name of Egyptian origin, perhaps from the word elements mry, meaning “beloved,” or mr, meaning “love.” The name was also considered in the Middle Ages to be connected to the sea and the word mare, as in the term Stella Maris, or “star of the sea,"
It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is “star of the sea.” Saint Jerome associated the Virgin’s name with the Latin phrase “stella maris.” Other possible meanings are (Hebrew) “wished for child,” “rebellion,” or “sea of bitterness.”
Alice: Adelaide (French, Portuguese) Ali (English), Alisa (Russian), Alissa (English), Lyssa (English)
Meaning: Sweet, truth, noble; Of the nobility
Alice is a feminine given name used primarily in English and Italian. It is a shortened form of the Old French Adelais, which is derived from the Germanic name Adalheidis, from the Germanic word elements adal, meaning noble and heid, meaning type.
It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is “noble, exalted.”
Alice is Greek, which means “she who tells the truth.”
Mary Alice Brandon—Alice Whitlock—Alice Cullen