Italian diminutive of Maria
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Marietta Origin and Meaning

The name Marietta is a girl's name of French origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".

Marietta would make for a classy and uncommon long form for cool nickname Etta.

The meaning of Maria is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

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