Borowed in the late nineteenth century from Norwegian Marita. By folk etymology explained as a Spanish diminutive of Maria, in analogy with Anita.
"marita." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/marita>.
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