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Gender: Female Origin of Marika: Dutch variation of Mary Meaning of Mary: Hebrew, "bitter"

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 "Change one letter (5 names)".

From the experts:

Foreign variations of Mary are definitely the way to go; this one has a nice Dutch-girl feel.

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Famous People Named Marika

Marika Casteel, American actress
Marika Gombitova, Slovakian pop singer
Marika Kilius, German Olympic pairs skater
Marika Rokk, Austrian-German actress/singer
Marika Domińczyk, Polish American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Marika

Marika "Ringer" Kimura, a main character from "The 5th Wave" book series by Rick Yancey
Marika Mehta, charater from "Sims" series
Marika, character in the movie "Embrace of the Vampire"


-EagleEyes- Says:


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.

danirose01 Says:


Yeah my immediate impression is "America". I think it would get misheard and misspelled more often than expected.

headintheclouds Says:


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.

RoddyThlayli Says:


My friend has a male duck named this-- they didn't realize he was a drake until he was full grown.

EvaThyssen Says:


This is a bad, bad word in Chile.

SimoneKadele Says:


This is also a Japanese name. Pronounced mah-REE-kah.

CheyenneRachealStone Says:


Sounds and looks too much like 'Murica for me.