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.

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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.
    • 2014 Marja Björk, Mustalaisäidin kehtolaulu, Like, ISBN 978-952-01-1077-2, page 59:
      —Minkälaisesta musiikista se Väinön Maria pitää?
      Marita.
      En puhu tuolle mitään, kun ei edes nimeä muista, Marita ajatteli.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Marita (Kotus type 13/katiska, no gradation)
nominative Marita Maritat
genitive Maritan Maritoiden
Maritoitten
Maritojen
partitive Maritaa Maritoita
Maritoja
illative Maritaan Maritoihin
singular plural
nominative Marita Maritat
accusative nom.? Marita Maritat
gen. Maritan
genitive Maritan Maritoiden
Maritoitten
Maritojen
Maritainrare
partitive Maritaa Maritoita
Maritoja
inessive Maritassa Maritoissa
elative Maritasta Maritoista
illative Maritaan Maritoihin
adessive Maritalla Maritoilla
ablative Maritalta Maritoilta
allative Maritalle Maritoille
essive Maritana Maritoina
translative Maritaksi Maritoiksi
instructive Maritoin
abessive Maritatta Maritoitta
comitative Maritoineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the mid-twentieth century.

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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.

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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.