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Subject: Rikissa
Author: MariaNikolaievnaRomanova   (Authenticated as MariaNikolaievnaRoma)
Date: March 7, 2008 at 12:03:36 AM
Array led me to this name a few weeks back and it's been on my mind ever since.

I'm looking for any possible information regarding ethnicity, meaning and pronunciation. My American tongue pronounces it 'rih-KISS-ah', but I'm not sure if that would be correct. I can find no information on the origins or meaning of Rikissa. I know it firstly belonged to a queen of Sweden, who was born to a king of Poland and his German-born wife. So, it could be a Polish or German name, but Rikissa could be a Swedish name taken after the young woman ascended to the throne of Sweden.

ETA: I just read a Wikipedia article which mentions the name is of Lotharingian-Burgundian origins. But I don't know how reliable Wikipedia is. :)

Thanks!

Mashka

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