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The name Marika is a girl's name of Dutch origin. Marika and is often added to lists like International Variations of Mary and discussed in our forums with posts like "Choose Their Stage Names".
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Foreign variations of Mary are definitely the way to go; this one has a nice Dutch-girl feel.
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I met a girl with this name a few years ago, and I was very startled because of that negative connection. I was appalled, but soon noticed they must not have realized what it meant.
Yeah my immediate impression is "America". I think it would get misheard and misspelled more often than expected.
I really like this. Marika is one of those historic clunky Old World-sounding names with international crossover appeal, a weighty gravitas, as well as livelier nicknames that save the name from being too severe-- Mari, Rika, and my absolute favorite Mika.
My friend has a male duck named this-- they didn't realize he was a drake until he was full grown.
This is a bad, bad word in Chile.
This is also a Japanese name. Pronounced mah-REE-kah.
Sounds and looks too much like 'Murica for me.
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