Rita

Colors Related to this Name: Purple, Lilac, Mavve

Qualities Related to this Name: Creative, Light-Hearted

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #1287 in 2013 and #1382 in 2014.

Famous People

Rita Hayworth (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Rita Wilson (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Rita Volk (TV Actress), Rita Moreno (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Rita Coolidge (Singer), Rita Mae Brown (Writer), Rita Rudner (Movie Actress), Rita Gam (Movie Actress,TV Actress)

Meaning

In English

Origin: A shortening of Italian Margherita, and Spanish Margarita, cognates of English Margaret. An Italian Saint Rita was canonized in 1900. The English name came into regular use in early twentieth century.

Meaning(s):

-( female name -comes from the Italian language-).

In German

Origin: From Italian Rita at the end of the 19th century.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Swedish

Origin: From Italian Rita, later also used as a short form of Marita and Carita. First recorded as a name of Swedes in 1880.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Danish

Origin: From Italian Rita.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Estonian

Origin: From Italian Rita.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Italian

Origin: Short form of Margherita ‎(“Margaret”).

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Latvian

Origin: First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1896. Short form of Margarita.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Norwegian

Origin: From Italian Rita at the end of the 19th century.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).