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

Mariska Origin and Meaning

The name Mariska is girl's name of Hungarian origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".
Actress Hargitay made us notice this one, it makes a robust, energetic Slavic impression.

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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Famous People Named Mariska

  • Mariska Magdolna HargitayAmerican actress
  • Mariska Veres (born Maria Elisabeth Ender)Dutch singer of group Shocking Blue
  • Mariska KaraszHungarian,American fashion designer
  • Mariska HulscherDutch TV presenter
  • Mariskastage name of Anna Maria Rahikainen, Finnish rapper
  • Mariska AldrichAmerican soprano and actress
  • Mariska GárdosHungarian feminist and activist
  • Mariska KornetDutch cricketer

Mariska in Pop Culture

  • Mariskaheroine in Barbara Cartland's book "A Princess in Distress"
  • Mariskacharacter in video game "Lollipop Chainsaw"