August 6, 2014 § 1 Comment
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.
[…] Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s). – Maria Porter (called “Ria“), a shopgirl Anna Winslow helps in A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887. – […]