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What does Carita mean?

Carita Pronunciation of Carita [cari-ta] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Carita is "beloved". From the Latin word "caritas" meaning "charity, love". Pet form of Cara.

Associated with: charity (gracious).


Carita has 2 variants: Caritta and Karita.

Related girl names: Carina, Charity and Kara.

16 more alternative forms via Cara: Caera, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralia, Caranda, Caretta, Carina, Carine, Carrie, Carry, Kaira, Kara, Karina, Karine and Karra.

Creative forms:
(female) Chrita, Cirita, ..

(male) Carica, Carit, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carita Zaylee (C.Z.), ..

How popular is Carita?

Carita is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3581 out of 4276, Top 84%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#105374 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Carita (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Karina (#462 from current records), Kara (#509), Cara (#727), Carina (#1067), Charity (#1218), Carrie (#1680), Carry and Kaira. Other variants, like Carah, are seldom used. These relations of Carita were favored as baby names in the 1970s (median #794) and have become much less conventional since (#1207, 85.7% less usage), with versions like Kara becoming somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cara, Carina, Carrie, Carry, Charity in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaira, Kara, Karina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Kara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carita is alike in pronunciation to Coretta and Corita. Other recommended names are Aurita, Barta, Caila, Calina, Camia, Carena, Caresa, Carie, Carinna, Caris, Carisa, Carisma, Carissa, Carla, Carlia, Carlisa, Carlista, Carlla, Carlyta (see Carly), Carmina, Carmit, Carmiya, Carna, Carola, Catina, Catrina, Ceria, Cerisa, Chairity (see Charity), Chariety, Charita, Charitey (see Charity), Chariti (see Charity), Cherida, Cherit, Cherita, Cherith, Clairita, Clareta, Clarica, Clariza, Corisa, Crista, Cyrina, Danita, Daria, Darina, Davita, Dorita, Farica, Karida, Karima, Karlita, Lanita, Larisa, Marhta, Maria, Marika, Marina, Marita, Maritza, Mariza, Marta, Martita, Maurita, Nakita, Saria, Sharita, Tanita, Tarina, Vanita, Wanita and Yarina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carita.

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