Colors Related to this Name: Black, Purple

Qualities Related to this Name: Born Leader, Visionary

Popularity: This name is unique in the US. Ranking #9373 in 2013 and #7468 in 2014.

Famous People

Marita Geraghty (Movie Actress,TV Actress)


In English

Origin: Borowed in the late nineteenth century from Norwegian Marita. By folk etymology explained as a Spanish diminutive of Maria, in analogy with Anita.


-( female name -comes from the Ancient Greek language-) occasionally used in English.

In Swedish

Origin: First recorded in Sweden in 1880. From Norwegian Marita, by folk etymology confused with Maria and Marta.


-( female name).

In Finnish

Origin: First recorded in Finland in 1860. From Norwegian Marita. By folk etymology often interpreted as a variant of Maria.


-( female name). Variant: Maritta

In Latvian

Origin: First recorded as a given name of Latvians in the end of the 19th century. From Norwegian Marita.


-( female name).

In Norwegian

Origin: Latinate form of Marit, from Margareta ‎(“Margaret”). Recorded in Norway since the 15th century.


-( female name).