Mariska: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mariska

Mariska

Pronunciation: mah-RISK-ə, mah-RISH-kə (key)

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Mariska is already a nickname, but I suppose you could leave off one or both of the diminutive suffixes: Maris (MAW-reesh) or Mari (MAW-ree).

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Hungarian double diminutive of Mary (Mária): Mari-s-ka, pronounced MAW-reesh-kaw. The pronunciation given above (in the non-user-editable part) is an abomination from a Hungarian point of view.

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Mariska Hargitay, Emmy-award winning actress known for her work on the series "Law and Order: SVU"

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There's a Hungarian nursery rhyme/song featuring this name in its first verse: "Hopp Juliska, hopp Mariska, hej, gyere vélem egy pár táncra" (roughly, "Jump Julie, jump Mary, hey, come with me for a couple of dances"). There's a fun animated version available on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxOEblYCzNM).

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