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Of Hebrew and Greek origin.

Diminutive form of the name Maria, which is the Latin form of the Greek name «Μαρία» (María), from Hebrew name מִרְיָם, (Myriam).

Sources associate the name Mariska with the rare feminine name “Maris”. This name means “from the sea” and it’s taken from one of the Virgin Mary’s names “Stella Maris”, meaning  “star of the sea”.

There are hundreds of other forms of the name, some of which are: Maria, Mary, Mia, Marie, Myriam, Marica, Malia, Molly, Marianne, Miren, Maia, Mara, Mariazinha, Marietta, Marion, Marzena, etc.

A famous bearer of the name is American actress Mariska Hargitay.

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