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Meaning and Name Origin

Marika \m(a)-ri-ka\ as a girls' name is of Danish origin. Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea".


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

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Maria.

Marika has 22 more related variations via Mary: Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilla, Marin, Marion, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marla, Marya, Marysa, Maurita and Mayria.


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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Marika and corresponding names. Maria (#115 in 2014), Mary (#120), Mariana (#331), Malia (#345), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Mara (#695), Maritza, Marita, Marla, Mariel, Marian, Mariela, Marin and Marion are the popular alternative forms of Marika (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1950-1959 and is somewhat lower today, with forms such as Maritza, Mariela, Marie, Marla and Marion becoming somewhat outmoded. Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Mariana (#331) and Malia (#345) are four of the more fashionable baby names here, with Mariana undergoing a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marion, Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary 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 similar baby names are Jarika, Malika, Manika, Marcia, Mareisa, Marga, Maricia, Marina, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marisha, Marissa, Mariza, Markia, Marsha, Marsia, Maurisa, Mirka, Morisa and Sarika. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marika.