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Gender: Female Meaning of Marit: "pearl" Origin of Marit: Aramaic

The name Marit is a girl's name of Aramaic origin meaning "pearl". Marit and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least fav name GIRLS".

From the experts:

An unusual and straightforward name with an attractive Scandinavian accent; a royal name in Norway.

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Famous People Named Marit

Mette Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
Marit Elisabeth Larsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and former member of the pop duo M2M
Marit Eli Paulsen, Swedish politician
Marit Elisabeth Maij, Dutch politician
Marit Bjoergen, Norwegian Cross-Country Skiier, World's Most Decorated Female Winter Olympian

Pop Culture References for the name Marit

Marita, Marite


abanana Says:


We named our daughter Marit! Now I'm hoping it picks up in popularity *a little* bit so people will know how to pronounce it! ;)

abanana Says:


Yay! So glad to hear it!

Annie Says:


Nice name - I can't help but like it. I'm a big fan of Megan and Margaret, and this has the same meaning.

Pretty! :)

writergirl12 Says:


I'm a Marit :) Used to dislike my name but I love it now.