Marietta Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marietta:
Italian diminutive form of Maria, 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."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Etta, Mara, Mia, Marie, Rietta, Ettabobetta
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A diminutive variant of Mary, meaning "bitter".
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Marietta Waters, American singer
- Marietta in song, story & screen
"Naughty Marietta", operetta by Victor Herbert
"Naughty Marietta", film starring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, based on the operetta
Marietta, suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
Marietta Edgecombe, character in the Harry Potter series. Not a good one, though!