Marit

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See also: marit and Märit

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marit

  1. A female given name. One of the Estonian cognates of English Margaret.

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Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marit

  1. Plural form of Mari.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Margareta (Margaret) first recorded in the 15th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Marit

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally one of the most common given names in Norway.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 27 368 females with the given name Marit living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A northern Swedish medieval contraction of Margit, from Margareta (Margaret).

Proper noun[edit]

Marit

  1. A female given name.