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What does Marijke mean?

Marijke Pronunciation of Marijke [mar-ijke] as a girls' name. The name Marijke means "star of the sea". Marijke is a version of Mariel (Danish, Latin): variation of Mary. Marijke is also a derivative of Marika (Danish, Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Marijke has 3 variants: Marieke, Marike and Maryk.

10 more related forms via Mariel, Marika: Marelle, Marial, Mariela, Marielle, Mariet, Marilla, Mariska, Mariske, Marlele and Maryka.

Creative forms:
(female) Maijke, Mazijke, ..

(male) Marce, Maruse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marijke Cecelia (M.C.), ..

How popular is Marijke?

Marijke is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Marijke is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Marijke (outside Top 2000) are Mariel (#1839 from recent data), Mariela (#1560), Marielle (#1808), Marika, Marilla and Mariska. Usage of these relations of Marijke was well-received among parents 23 years ago (adoption of 0.04%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.01%, 62.7% less), with the version Mariela becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Mariela, Marielle, Marika, Marilla, Mariska in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marijke and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Marcee, Marcie, Marge, Margie, Mariane, Marice, Maricia, Marie, Mariko, Marilee, Marine, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marisha, Marissa, Marisse, Mariza, Marja, Marje, Marjey (see Margaret), Marji, Marjie, Marjo, Marjy, Markee, Markie, Marsee, Martje, Maryjo, Maryse and Maurise. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marijke.

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