Marjatta

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

Finnish pet form of Marja (inspired by Marjetta) [1] [2]

Related Names

Jatta
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish
Marjatta
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish

Name Day

Finland Finland

15 August

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Finnish Mythology

  • In the Kalevala, Marjatta is a young virgin. She becomes pregnant from eating a lingonberry. When her labour begins she is expelled from her parents' home and leaves to find a place where she can sauna and give birth. She is turned away from numerous places but finally finds a place in the forest and gives birth to a son. Marjatta's son is later condemned to death by Väinämöinen for being born out of wedlock. The boy in turn chastises Väinämöinen and is later crowned King of Karelia. [3]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[4]
n.a.
124077
n.a.
124077 0 0
Sweden Sweden[5]
473 4132 473 4132 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
5
n.a.
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
n.a.
n.a.
8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
0 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Marjatta.


References

  1. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Elias Lönnrot: Kalevala (1835)
  4. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/