Marita

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borowed in the late nineteenth century from Norwegian Marita. By folk etymology explained as a Spanish diminutive of Maria, in analogy with Anita.

Proper noun[edit]

Marita

  1. A female given name occasionally used in English.

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in Finland in 1860. From Norwegian Marita. By folk etymology often interpreted as a variant of Maria.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɑritɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ma‧ri‧ta

Proper noun[edit]

Marita

  1. A female given name. Variant: Maritta

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the mid-twentieth century.

Anagrams[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in the end of the 19th century. From Norwegian Marita.

Proper noun[edit]

Marita f

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Marita was the only given name of 1271 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate form of Marit, from Margareta (Margaret). Recorded in Norway since the 15th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Marita

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in Sweden in 1880. From Norwegian Marita, by folk etymology confused with Maria and Marta.

Proper noun[edit]

Marita

  1. A female given name.