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What does Brita mean?

Brita Pronunciation of Brita [bri-ta] as a name for girls is a Norwegian, Gaelic and Swedish name, and the name Brita means "exalted one". Brita is an alternate spelling of Birgit (Norwegian): form of Bridget. Brita is also a variation of Britt (Swedish).

Associated with: gaelic, exalted.


Brita has 2 variants: Brietta and Britta.

32 more alternative forms via Birgit, Bridget, Britt: Beret, Berett, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birkita, Birkitta, Birte, Bitta, Breda, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridi, Bridie, Bridy, Briget, Brigett, Bright, Brigid, Brigida, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brigitta, Brijet, Brijit, Brit, Brites, Britte, Brygit, Bryjit and Byrgitt.

Creative forms:
(female) Brira, Briva, ..

(male) Bribar, Brito, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brita Rosemary (B.R.), ..

How popular is Brita?

Brita is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#137816 out of 150436, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Brita (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Bridget (#537 the previous year), Brigid, Britt and Britta. Usage of these relations of Brita reached its peak in the 1970s (adoption of 0.11%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.03%, 75%), with the form Bridget becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bridget, Brigid, Britt, Britta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brita and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brita is alike in pronunciation to Bretta, Brieta, Brittie and Britty. Other suggested similar names are Alita, Amita, Anita, Areta, Arista, Aurita, Babita, Baila, Barta, Belita, Berit, Berrta, Berta, Bertita (see Bertha), Betta, Bina, Birta, Bitya, Bonita, Brea, Breea, Breila, Breina, Bret, Brett, Bri, Bria, Briana, Briar, Brid, Briet, Brily, Brina, Brinda, Brinna, Briona, Brisa, Brisia, Britani, Britni, Britny, Briton, Brittan, Briza, Brya, Carita, Chita, Corita, Dita, Dorita, Edita, Gita, Gryta (see Greta), Irita, Karita, Krista, Larita, Lita, Lorita, Marita, Onita, Oreta, Perita, Reita, Rita, Sarita, Serita, Tita, Trista, Zarita and Zita. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brita.

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