Mariquita Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Mary:
Anglicized form of Maria, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām (sea of bitterness, sea of sorrow). There is much debate over the meaning of the name, however. While "sea of bitterness or sorrow" seems to be the most probable, some sources give the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name, borne in the Bible by the virgin mother of Jesus, has become one of the most enduringly popular names in the Christian world.
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In Spanish, "mariquita" can also mean "ladybug", or be used as a slang term for a gay man.
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Spanish diminutive of Mary.
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Mariquita Sanchez, Argentinian patriot
Mariquita (1838–1922), Algerian-born dancer who became a successful choreographer and ballet mistress at various theatres in Paris from the 1870s until 1920. She was often referred to as Madame Mariquita.
Mariquita Jenny Moberly (1855-1937), English artist
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Mariquita Pérez is a Spanish doll thought up by Mrs Leonor Coello de Portugal in 1938. It was the most famous doll of the forties and fifties in Spain.