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What does Marika mean?

Marika Pronunciation of Marika [mari-ka] as a girls' name is of Danish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Marika is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea".

Associated with: star, sea.


Marika has 7 variants: Marieke, Marijke, Marike, Mariska, Mariske, Maryk and Maryka.

Affiliated girl name: Maria.

58 more relations via Mary: Mair, Maire, Malia, Mamie, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Maren, Maretta, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marietta, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Miriam, Moira, Murial and Muriel.

Creative forms:
(female) Mairka, Marima, ..

(male) Mariki, Marima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marika Vivienne (M.V.), ..

How popular is Marika?

Marika is a rare first name for females. Marika is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Marika was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #1596 in the U.S. in 1993, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marika name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marika outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Maria (#109 in 2015), Mary (#124), Miriam (#294), Mariana (#296), Malia (#313), Marilyn (#426), Mariam (#563), Marie (#564), Mara (#739), Marianna (#853), Marian (#1104), Maren (#1113), Maritza (#1201), Mayra (#1275), Mariella (#1433), Marin (#1471), Maura (#1490), Marion (#1527), Mariela (#1560), Moira (#1645), Mariel (#1839), Muriel, Marlo, Maryjo, Maurine, Marilee, Mariann, Maree, Mamie, Marietta, Marita, Mariska, Marilla and Marla are the popular alternative forms of Marika listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Marje, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Marika was at its apex in the 1890s (usage of 9.8%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.7%, down 92.4%), with forms such as Mayra becoming somewhat outmoded. Mary is the all-time favorite, though Marianna has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marika, Malia, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marianna, Marie, Mariel, Mariela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariella, Marietta, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryjo, Maura in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maurine, Mayra, Miriam, Moira, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marika is alike in pronunciation to Mariko. Other recommended names are Airika, Carina, Carisa, Carita, Daria, Farica, Jarika, Jerika, Karina, Karisa, Karita, Karlika (see Charlotte), Larina, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Maira, Majida, Malika, Malina, Malita, Manika, Marcee, Marcila, Marcina, Marcy, Mareina, Marena, Maressa, Marge, Margi, Margie, Margo, Margy, Marhta, Mariah, Mariet, Marilda, Marine, Marinn, Marisa, Marit, Markee, Markia, Markie, Markita, Marnia, Marnja, Marqui, Marsee, Marseea, Marsha, Martia, Martita, Martta, Maryssa, Masina, Matrina, Mauresa (see Maureen), Mavina, Merissa, Mika, Mirka, Monika, Nariko, Sarika, Sarina, Sarka, Sharika, Tamika, Terika, Ulrika, Varina and Zaria. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marika.

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