The first, most-noted name bearer was a man of courage.
The woman who first inspired the widespread use of names like Helen, Elena (even Helena) came from humble beginnings.
Determined. Beloved. Rebel. The name Mary dates back to ancient times. It is considered a translation of a name originally derived from the Hebrew culture, as many believe, when Jews were enslaved in Egypt. Parents, angered by their circumstance, chose a name out of passion, determination, and revolt to what was happening. It would be