Marie is one of those simple classic names that we'll always love. It's dainty and sweet and makes just as great of a middle name as it does a first name. It was in the top 100 from 1880 until 1957 and has never left the top 600.
Marie is the French
variation of the name Mary, which means "bitter." Marie wasn't used in the English speaking world until the 19th century.
Marie has been the name of several famed women in history. Marie Antoinette was just one of several queens with the name. Marie Curie was a famous physicist, and Napoleon's wife was named Marie as well.