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Rita Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Rita is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Rita is "pearl".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1382  in baby name popularity for girls with 166 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Rita Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Rita has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Rita to other names.


What will your new little Rita be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

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

Other Tidbits

Rita falls into the gem or mineral name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rita Dove, Rita Hayworth.

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.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.