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What does Carita mean?

Carita \c(a)-ri-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.


Variations

Carita has 2 variants: Caritta and Karita.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Carina, Charity and Kara.

Carita has 26 more alternative forms via Cara: Caera, Carabelle, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caralin, Caralyn, Caranda, Caretta, Carina, Carine, Carrie, Carry, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Karalee, Karina, Karine, Karra, Karrie, Karry and Lacara.


Popularity

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. Census)

Popular variation forms of Carita (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Karina (#429 the previous year), Kara (#442), Cara (#672), Karrie, Charity, Carina and Carrie. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.6253%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2081%, down 66.7%), with the versions Cara, Carina, Charity, Carrie and Karrie becoming somewhat dated. Karina (#429) and Kara (#442) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Carita and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cara, Carina, Carrie, Charity, Kara, Karina, Karrie in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Carita is alike in pronunciation to Corita. Other recommended similar baby names are Carisa, Carlita, Carmita, Cerrita, Charita, Chariti, Cherita, Clarita, Larita, Marita, Sarita and Zarita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carita.

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