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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.


Carita has 2 variants: Caritta and Karita.

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

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.


Carita is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3581 out of 4276, Top 84%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

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

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.