Miriam \m(i)-riam\ as a girl's name is pronounced MEER-ee-em. It is of Hebrew origin. An older version of the name Mary. Biblical: the sister of Moses, who saved his life as a baby when she hid him in a basket among the rushes at the river's edge for the Pharoah's daughter to find. The name was revived in the 18th century. Singer Miriam Makeba.
For more information, see also the related name Marianne.
A baby name that sounds like Miriam is Mairim.