Gender: Female Origin of Marika: Dutch variation of Mary Meaning of Mary: Hebrew or Egyptian, "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Marika Origin and Meaning

The name Marika is a girl's name of Dutch origin.

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

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-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.