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What does Marit mean?

Marit Pronunciation of Marit [mar-it] as a name for girls is of Greek and Aramaic origin, and the name Marit means "pearl; lady; mistress of the house". Marit is an alternate spelling of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name. Marit is also a derivative of Martha (Aramaic).

Associated with: greek, lady (noble).


Marit has 1 variant: Mariet.

56 more different relations via Margaret, Martha: Maarva, Madge, Mag, Maggi, Maggie, Maggy, Maiga, Maisie, Maisy, Marfa, Marg, Marga, Margalit, Margarit, Marge, Marged, Marget, Margey, Margie, Margies, Margit, Margita, Margize, Margo, Margot, Margret, Margrid, Margrit, Marguita, Margy, Marhta, Marjey, Marji, Marjie, Marketa, Markie, Markita, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marth, Marthe, Marthy, Marti, Martie, Martina, Martita, Martje, Martta, Marty, Marva, Mata, Matha, Matti, Mattie and Pat.

Creative forms:
(female) Mait, Malit, ..

(male) Marmi, Marzie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marit Alannah (M.A.), ..

How popular is Marit?

Marit is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#143847 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Marit (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Margaret (#154 a year ago), Maggie (#241), Margot (#593), Maisie (#624), Martha (#791), Mattie (#1004), Maisy (#1144), Margo (#1279), Martina (#1635), Martie, Marti, Mata, Pat, Marva, Marty, Marjie, Margie, Marget, Marge, Margret, Margy, Markita, Markie, Madge and Marta. Adoption of these forms of Marit reached its apex 125 years ago (average #1353) and is now much lower (#1578, down 94.6%), with versions like Margret falling out of fashion. Margot and Maisie are two of the more trendy baby names here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madge, Maggie, Maisie, Maisy, Margaret in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marge, Marget, Margie, Margo, Margot in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Margret, Margy, Marjie, Markie, Markita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marta, Martha, Marti, Martie, Martina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marty, Marva, Mata, Mattie, Pat in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maisie, Maisy, Margaret, Marta, Martha outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marit is alike in pronunciation to Marette and Mariette. Other suggested similar names are Amarit, Brit, Carmit, Dalit, Danit, Dorit, Galit, Ganit, Irit, Janit, Kait, Lirit, Maci, Mai, Mair, Mairi, Mairin, Malita, Mara, Marah, Marcia, Marcie, Marcita, Maren, Mari, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Mariel, Marien, Marika, Marike, Mariko, Marin, Marina, Marine, Marion, Maris, Marise, Marita, Maritza, Marja, Marje, Marjo, Marlie, Marlin, Marlis, Marlo, Marni, Marnie, Marra, Marsia, Martia, Marve, Mary, Marya, Maryk, Maryl, Maryn, Maurita, Mavis, Maxie, Mayria, Meris, Miri, Moria, Navit, Nerit, Orit, Pazit and Ranit. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marit.

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