The meaning of Mariska is 'mermaid of the sea and of the sky', according to its Hungarian origin. The name is also of Hebrew origin, where Mariska means 'bitter'. Mariska also means 'the star of the sea' and 'beloved', as well as 'a drop of the sea' or 'wished for a child'. It may also mean 'rebelliousness' or 'bitterness'. Mariska is a feminine name, so it is traditionally used by parents to name a baby girl. In literature, a character by this name appears in Barbara Cartland's book 'A Princess In Distress'. Mariska is also the name of a fictional character in the video game 'Lollipop Chainsaw'. Famous people with this name include the American soprano and actress, Mariska Aldrich, the American actress, Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, and the Hungarian-American fashion designer, Mariska Karasz. The name also belongs to Mariska Kornet, a Dutch cricketer, and it is the stage name of the Finnish rapper, Anna Maria Rahikainen.