Majken Name Meaning & Origin

Majken

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Origin of the name Maria:

Latin form of Mary, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām, a name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of Jesus, the son of God.

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pet form of Maria used in Danish and Swedish

Girl name used in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Variants of the name include Maiken,Maigen and Majgen.

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There are different versions of the origin of the name.
The first and most common is that it was originally a variant of the German name Mariken, which is a diminutive form of Maria, leading name back to a Christian origin.
The second version is that the name is of Old Norse origin and a derivation of May, as the month May. At that time the name primarily be used for girls born in May, with a desire for beauty. The name is a composition by Maj and Gender = Maiken, Majken, Maigen, Majgen .

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Majken Åberg (1918–1999), Swedish Olympic discus thrower
Majken Johansson (1930–1993), Swedish poet and writer
Majken Vange (born 1975), Danish Olympic badminton player
Majken Thorup (born 1979), Danish Olympic swimmer

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