See also: marita, mãritã, mărita, and märita

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed in the late 19th century from Norwegian Marita. By folk etymology, explained as a Spanish diminutive of Maria, by analogy with Anita.

Proper nounEdit

Marita

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek occasionally used in English.

AnagramsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Norwegian Marita.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Marita f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Marita: Marituson
  • daughter of Marita: Maritudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Marita
Accusative Maritu
Dative Maritu
Genitive Maritu

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First recorded in Finland in 1860. From Norwegian Marita. By folk etymology often interpreted as a variant of Maria.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑritɑ/, [ˈmɑrit̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑritɑ
  • Syllabification: Ma‧ri‧ta

Proper nounEdit

Marita

  1. A female given name.
    • 2014 Marja Björk, Mustalaisäidin kehtolaulu, Like, →ISBN, page 59:
      —Minkälaisesta musiikista se Väinön Maria pitää?
      Marita.
      En puhu tuolle mitään, kun ei edes nimeä muista, Marita ajatteli.

Usage notesEdit

  • Popular in the mid-twentieth century.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Marita (Kotus type 13/katiska, no gradation)
nominative Marita Maritat
genitive Maritan Maritoiden
Maritoitten
Maritojen
partitive Maritaa Maritoita
Maritoja
illative Maritaan Maritoihin
singular plural
nominative Marita Maritat
accusative nom. Marita Maritat
gen. Maritan
genitive Maritan Maritoiden
Maritoitten
Maritojen
Maritainrare
partitive Maritaa Maritoita
Maritoja
inessive Maritassa Maritoissa
elative Maritasta Maritoista
illative Maritaan Maritoihin
adessive Maritalla Maritoilla
ablative Maritalta Maritoilta
allative Maritalle Maritoille
essive Maritana Maritoina
translative Maritaksi Maritoiksi
instructive Maritoin
abessive Maritatta Maritoitta
comitative Maritoineen
Possessive forms of Marita (type katiska)
possessor singular plural
1st person Maritani Maritamme
2nd person Maritasi Maritanne
3rd person Maritansa

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AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in the end of the 19th century. From Norwegian Marita.

Proper nounEdit

Marita f

  1. A female given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Marita was the only given name of 1271 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latinate form of Marit, from Margareta (Margaret). Recorded in Norway since the 15th century.

Proper nounEdit

Marita

  1. A female given name.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First recorded in Sweden in 1880. From Norwegian Marita, by folk etymology confused with Maria and Marta.

Proper nounEdit

Marita c (genitive Maritas)

  1. A female given name.