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Rita Meaning


What does Rita mean?

The name Rita is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Rita is "pearl".

Rita is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ri-ta.

The Given Name Rita

Embraced by many parents, the name Rita, is one of warmth and a positive vibe.

This 2 syllable name has majesty and sparkle.

A bold name that will rock parents.

Rita falls into the gem or mineral name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rita Delores Pujalte, and Rita Hayworth.

Rita Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,251 in baby name popularity for girls with 184 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,181 in baby name popularity for girls with 207 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Rita has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Rita Name Popularity Page.

Rita Related Names

The names Ritsah, Ritsi, Ritsie, Ritsy are all forms of Rita.

Famous Ritas

  • Rita ~ 1 hurricane
  • Rita Delores Pujalte ~ Saint
  • Rita Hayworth ~ Actress
  • Rita Levi Montalcini ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1986
  • Rita Moreno ~ Actress
  • Rita of Cascia ~ Saint
  • Rita Skeeter ~ Harry Potter character

Rita Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Rita.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Rita are often carefree and enchanted but most of all they are read more >>

Rita Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Rita in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Rita.

Just for fun, see the name Rita in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Rita in Nautical Flags page.