Ria

August 6, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Shortened version of “Maria“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Maia, Maja, Mia, Miep, Mies, Mitzi, Mya, Reena, Reeta, Rina, Rita, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Nickname of Maria Porter, a shopgirl Anna Winslow helps in “May Flowers”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.

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