Popularity:7884
Origin:Egyptian
Meaning:beloved; rebellious; star of the sea
Inspired by the Greek María, Marietta is a feminine name with myriad meanings—each more intriguing than the last. Its most compelling origin is in the Egyptian root mr, meaning "beloved," which would later be interpreted as the Hebrew mry, "_rebellious." Discontent with being a symbol of both absolute adoration and unbridled defiance, Marietta added great beauty to its repertoire courtesy of the Latin _stella maris, "star of the sea." Though greatly associated with the Virgin Mary, this interpretation calls to mind a flawless pearl, aligning Marietta with the famous birth of the goddess Venus. With no end to its many impressions, Marietta is a name best reserved for a burgeoning muse unafraid to break the mold.
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