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Marietta (F)>

Marietta (female)

Variants:Mairead (F) Mariella (F) Marieta (F)
Diminutive(s):Etta (F)
Diminutive for:Maria (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Myra (F)
Can be spelt:Maretta (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

1. Scottish. Anglicized form of Mairead the Gaelic variant of Margaret [q.v.], from Greek or Persian "pearl".

Mairead may be also Anglicised as Myra so this is consequently classified here as a Lesser Synonyms. Marietta may be spelt Maretta.

2. Italian diminutive form of Maria [q.v.], derived from the Hebrew name Miriam/Mariamne.