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What does Mariska mean?

Mariska Pronunciation of Mariska [mariska] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and Mariska means "star of the sea". Mariska is an alternate form of Marika (Danish, Latin). Mariska is also a form of Mary (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


43 alternative forms via Marika, Mary: Malia, Mara, Marella, Maretta, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Marieke, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marietta, Marijke, Marike, Marilee, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariske, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marla, Marya, Maryk, Maryka, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maurise, Maurita, Maurizia and Mayria.

Creative forms:
(female) Maiska, Moriska, ..

(male) Marith, Marson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mariska Katalina (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mariska?

Mariska is a rare given name for women. Mariska is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mariska entered the list in 2007 and reached its top position of #1931 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Malia (#313 via latest list), Mara (#739), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marianna (#853), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Mariella (#1433), Marietta, Marika, Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Maritza (#1201), Marla and Mary (#124) are the popular related forms of Mariska. Other forms, like Marijke, are uncommon. These relations of Mariska were favored by parents in the 1890s (adoption of 9.37%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.65%, down 93%), with forms such as Mariela becoming less in vogue. Mary has historically been popular among parents, though Mara has gained in popularity.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariska, Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariam in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marianna, Marie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marietta, Marika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilee, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marita, Maritza, Marla, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Boriska, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carissa, Darissa, Faricka (see Farica), Jarika, Karisa, Karisha, Karisma, Karissa, Larisa, Larisha, Larissa, Maisa, Maisha, Malika, Malisha, Malissa, Manika, Marcia, Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marga, Margisia (see Margaret), Maricia, Mariko, Marilda, Marina, Marinda, Marinna, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Marisela, Marisha, Marissa, Marisse, Mariza, Markia, Markisha, Marlisa, Marlisha, Marlissa, Marnisha, Marris, Marrissa, Marsee, Marseea, Marsey, Marsha, Marsia, Marys, Maryssa, Mauresa (see Maureen), Maurisa, Maurissa, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa, Mirka, Moreisa, Morisa, Morissa, Morysa (see Marisa), Narissa, Parisa, Parissa, Sarika, Sarissa and Varinka. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mariska.

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